A grassroots organization with more than 45,000 members and supporters and over 11 affiliated religious, community, and labor organizations, TNB is a unique national, independent organization whose mandate is to engage communities in the political process. We mobilize the citizens across the country, build relationships with elected officials and work for general community interests before, during and after elections.
TNB has the responsibility to make the members aware of political affairs that affect their livelihood and social well-being, including keeping them informed as to legislation that affects our collective welfare. We also engage in politics by helping with the campaigns of suitable candidates.
We are promoters of responsible government. This means a government that is honest, accountable and constitutional. We continually work to organize people to win social and economic justice for all by focusing on these priority areas as outlined below:
Fair Taxes & Balanced Budgets
Economic Justice for All
Fair Elections & Progressive Leadership
Social Justice for All
Ultimately, we support a high standard of living for everyone in Nigeria. We support quality, affordable education and health care for all.
What We Do
The New Breed organizes for power, for democracy and for development.
We organize for power because unequal distribution of power allows the privileged few to pursue their own ends at the expense of the dignity and well-being of the majority; Power to protect the self-evident rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We organize for democracy because a just society only exists where all citizens have an equal voice. By promoting open debate, diversity and respect for individual rights, everyone can contribute to the common good.
We organize for change because we have a moral obligation to bring an end to injustice, thereby allowing all people to live their lives in peace – not just in Nigeria, but in all corners of the world.
TNB's network of grassroots leaders is growing in a number of states throughout the country, working to change the nation one state at a time.
TNB builds permanent grassroots capacity through civic education and mobilization campaigns that elect progressive champions and also holds public officials accountable to enact policies that put the Nigerian citizenry first. We inform, educate and motivate new voters on progressive issues and ballot initiatives.
We mobilize citizens to effectively make their voices heard in public policy issue campaigns. We educate citizens about where their elected officials stand on our issues. We leverage our comparative advantages with those of other groups by building coalitions of local, state, and national grassroots organizations aiming towards a common cause.
We create a more progressive electorate by engaging in voters’ mobilization which targets under-represented progressive constituencies. We also support progressive candidates at the state and federal level who will champion our issues.
Nigerians are beginning to realize that in democracy, governing responsibility resides ultimately with the governed. For the governed to take responsibility, however, they need to move beyond vague, resentful attitudes to rational and specific actions. If this shift from attitude to action does not take place, nothing can change.
The New Breed is guided by respect for:
Adherence to the rule of law.
Freedom of religion and political speech.
Freedom of association and security of persons and (or) property.