The Socio-Community Youth Association of Nigeria, (SCOYAN) was formally registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria in 2015 as a Non Governmental Organisation nurturing a Youth led umbrella body for Social Youth Organizations in the 36 states and FCT of Nigeria. SCOYAN utilizes this cluster of youth organizations to re-orientate youth on social values, civic leadership, national development and national unity by engaging youths productively in activities that align with our goals. SCOYAN focuses on the most underprivileged youth organizations residing in urban slums, rural areas surviving on meagre resources and constantly seeking out a purpose for their lives. The organization has been serving as a bridge to closing the socio- cultural divide among the youth; working with one another to develop into a productive generation.
The organization was initiated by Hafiz Oladejo to create a solution to the problem of inadequate youth representation and inefficient youth disposition to nation building. Today, not less than 10 social youth clubs/associations exist in the each of the 774 local governments in Nigeria without recognition or encouragement talk less proper orientation as to discharging their civic responsibilities. This has been taken up by SCOYAN to assist the Government of Nigeria meet all Sustainable Development Goals, the African Union Charter and Common Wealth’s Mission in line with full implementation of National Youth Policy of Nigeria; Create a leadership training platform “The YOUTH CLUSTER” for Nigerian youth to become active participants in Democratic and Governance development, Civic Development Experts and Advocates of Social Economic Development.
SCOYAN exhibits its unique leadership and operations through ” The Secretariat” led by the Executive Secretary to supervise, mentor and motivate all members in the “The YOUTH CLUSTER”; the Youth arm of the organization led and named as “Youth Cluster President, YCP”. The Executive Secretary whom all correspondences shall be directed to oversees the overall operation of the organization and guides its course of action and the head liaison between the Board and NTC. The Secretariat’s plans, programs and policies are implemented by the National Technical Committee, NTC, oversees the day-to-day activities as a whole through the Zonal Representative to the States; creates sub-committees as needed and assigns leadership positions to members within them; Foster, develop, and maintain relationships with the organization’s partners and programs. Its leadership includes 7 volunteer members (one each from six geo-political zone and The Youth Cluster President, YCP) who are in charge of Membership, Ethics and Discipline, Legal Affairs, Development and Social Enterprise, Peace and Conflict Management, Health and Environment; and Governance, Civic and General Education, appointees of the Secretariat e.g, Administrative and Financial Executive, Liaison and Special Duty Executive, Public Relations Executive, Project Manager and the ICT Executive and principal officers of the intervention Projects.
Youth cluster state chapters
a. Chapter Chairman- Who shall coordinate the activities of the chapter, represent the Chapter at all events, Council and chair the chapter meetings or as he/she may delegate;
b. Secretary- who shall keep records of meetings and other activities of the chapter and make available reports as may be required by the National/State Technical Committee;
c. Welfare Secretary- who shall report, monitor and lead mobilization efforts to address the welfare needs of members;
d. Financial Secretary- who shall keep financial records of the chapter;
e. 3 Representatives from each senatorial district and shall be assigned to the roles by the Chairman among, State/Local Project Facilitator, State/Local Membership, Discipline and Ethics Officer and State/Local Governance and General Civic Education Officer.
These 3 representatives per state form the SCOYAN SENATE and function with a separate bye law under the coordination of the office of National Governance, Civic and General Education Executive who shall double as the Senate President. This is in fulfillment of article III, subsection (i).