• Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria

Who we are

The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) was formed out of a conviction to have a platform for the entrenchment and sustenance of the wellbeing of older persons in Nigeria. Registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 6th September, 2016. A Coalition of all Associations; Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations; working with Ageing, and Retired Senior Citizens groups.


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Mission

To provide a platform for the entrenchment and sustenance of the well-being of Older Persons in Nigeria.

Vision

To awaken the Consciousness of Nigeria towards promoting and ensuring the well-being, welfare and dignity of Older Persons.

Objectives

To advance support and protect the welfare and well-being of Older Persons in Nigeria.

Advocacy

COSROPIN is working very hard to sensitize government at all levels to bring about a better life for the Older persons in Africa

Members of COSROPIN

COSROPIN - National umbrella for all Ageing matters and Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria has only corporate membership


Non-Governmental Organisations

All Non-Governmental Organisations with or affliated to Ageing issues and Older Persons in Nigeria


Pension Unions

All Retirement Groups/Pension Union working with Ageing and Older Persons


Civil Society Organisations

Non-State, not-for-profit, voluntary entities with Ageing Issues and Older Persons in Nigeria


Senior Citizens Group

All Senior Citizen advocacy group on Ageing and Rights of Older Persons

About COSROPIN

The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) was formed out of a conviction to have a platform for the entrenchment and sustenance of the wellbeing of older persons in Nigeria. Registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 6th September, 2016. A Coalition of all Associations; Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations; working with Ageing, and Retired Senior Citizens groups. Each group working on its own has not produced the type of synergy that is needed to get government and other stakeholders to do something about the structural marginalization, neglect and exclusion of the Ageing and older persons from National Development Plans and Initiatives.

Recent Activities

The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria has recorded many achievements since its creation

2018 Conference on Ageing

The National Conference on Aging in 2018 was a huge success

2019 Conference on Ageing

The 2019 National Conference was in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs

Older Persons Bill

Presentation of Older Person's Bill to Speaker of the 8th Assembly

COSROPIN Older Persons Bill

COSROPIN Delegation

COSROPIN Members on a courtesy call to the Honourable Speaker of the 8th National Assembly

The Coalition was convinced that a legal framework was needed to backup any effort in the advocacy for the care of the elderly. The Coalition set itself the task of coming up with a Bill that would address all the known Rights, Privileges and Issues and Concerns of the elderly.

Older Persons (Rights and Privilege) BILL - 2019

2019 Representation of the Bill to Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi by Senator Dr. Eze Ajoku for Co-Sponsorship.
Finally, COSROPIN came up with Draft Bill proposal - “A Bill for an Act to provide certain Rights and Privilege for Older Persons in order to ensure Health and Economic relief and protection for their Social and Civil Rights and for other matters connected thereto”. This Proposed Bill was formally presented to the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki of the 8th Assembly by the Coalition on the 29th of March 2018, it was earlier given to the House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development. At a Public hearing of the Committee. Nothing was heard of the Bill in 2018 hence COSROPIN has in 2019 represented the Bill through a member for team sponsorship

Brief Report on the National Conference on Ageing

Protecting the Dignity of Ageing!

Advocacy for the Rights of Older Persons begins now