International advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, in conjunction with the Lagos State Government and Access Bank, will hold a 24-hour live broadcast on September 25.
The event, which will be aired across six continents is aimed at uniting the world, defending the planet and defeating poverty.
Global Citizen Live is part of Global Citizen’s 2021 global campaign aimed as a recovery plan for the world, resolving COVID-19 for all, ending the hunger crisis, resuming learning for all, safeguarding the planet, and increasing equity for all are the five core objectives of the recovery plan.
The event will feature Artistes, musicians, and world leaders from six continents working together to make a change and impact climate and poverty.
According to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, he stated that he is thrilled to be a part of the Global Citizen Live.
Sanwoolu stated that with the challenges of rising poverty, hunger and vaccine inequity facing Africa, there is a need for businesses and governments around the world to respond to the call of citizens, stand in solidarity with the people of Africa, and
commit to defending the planet and defeating poverty and inequality.”
In his own words, Group Managing Director, Access Bank PLC, Herbert Wigwe pledged his support, stating that Access bank strongly aligns with Global Citizen’s goals.”
The live event will feature performances by Davido, Tiwa Savage, Made Kuti, and Femi Kuti, among others, hosted by local TV celebrities Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Nancy Isime.
With over 10 million monthly advocates, Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030.