BudgIT names 12 Nigerian Journalists for its 2023 GovSpend Media Fellowship

BudgIT, a foremost civic-tech organization leading the advocacy for accountability, transparency, and effective service delivery in Nigeria, is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the prestigious GovSpend Media Fellowship.

According to a press statement from the organization signed by its Communications Associate, Nancy Odimegwu “After a rigorous selection process, these exceptional individuals have been selected for their outstanding potential to drive positive change in governance.

“The GovSpend Media Fellowship aims to empower and support talented individuals in their pursuit to promote transparency and accountability in government. The selected participants for the 2023 GovSpend Media Fellowship are James Ojo from Legit.ng, Daniel Ojukwu from Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Alfred Ajayi from Radio Nigeria, Abubakar Ismail Kankara from Daily Episode, Aminu Adamu Naganye from Wikki Times, Jamiu Folarin from Rock City FM, Udeobasi Blessing Ngozi from Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Sunday Elom from Sahara Reporters, Godwin Agwam from TVC News, Arinze Chijioke from Ripples Nigeria, Johnstone Kpilaakaa from BCSL and Aminah Salako-Adekunle from Radio Nigeria.

“These individuals stood out among a highly competitive pool of applicants due to their remarkable contribution to advancing storytelling and advocacy in promoting accountability and transparency in Nigeria.

“‘’We hope that these selected fellows give us their best and also ensure that the stories they investigate bring more light to the work of transparency and accountability in Nigeria,” Iyanuoluwa Bolarinwa, Acting Head of Open Government and Institutional Partnerships, BudgIT.

“The GovSpend Media Fellowship Program is made possible by the unwavering support of the MacArthur Foundation, whose commitment to promoting accountability and transparency in government has helped make this initiative successful. The selected GovSpend Media Fellowship participants will be inducted into the program through a 3-day boot camp where they will learn under the best hands in Data and Journalism”.

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