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ActionAid tasks youths on good governance through ICT

An International Non-governmental Organisation, Action Aid wants Youths in the country to leverage on the potentials of Information and Communications Technology ICT to promote transparency and accountability in governance.

Action Aid Country Director,  Ene Obi  gave the advice at a Digital  Campaign, Engagement and Advocacy for Change Bootcamp in Abuja.

The  Director  of  Programmes  Action  Aid,  Mrs  Suaiba  Mohammed, said  the training was to impact the participants with the adequate skills needed to access information that would foster national development as well as use the digital space to counter fake news, Misinformation and disinformation during the elections campaigns.

The Manager of Governance Unit, Action Aid,  Mr Celestine Odoh    noted that Digital  Campaign Engagement and Advocacy for Change Bootcamp was designed to equip the youth with the requisite ICT skills that would enable them address the socio-economic and political issues affecting the country.

Some of the participants at training expressed optimism to deploy the skills acquired from the training in their various places of work to demand for accountability in their communities.

One of the participants, Josephine  Adoku said the Digital  engagement and Advocacy for Change Bootcamp is an avenue to entrench good governance in her state

“I expect to have a broader knowledge on what Digital Campaigns and Advocacy is, and also use the platform digitally to communicate my message.

Participants from the Digital Engagement and Advocacy for Change Bootcamp were drawn from six states of Yobe, Akwa Ibom, Niger ,Kogi, Enugu and the Federal Capital Territory.

Reporting by Ebere Ukeje, editing by Daniel Adejo