The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and The Future Project (TFP) in partnership with YNaija.com, the online newspaper for young Nigerians have launched the ‘YNaija Accountability Project’.
Tagged the Y! Monitor, the YNaija Accountability Project highlights crucial accountability issues as it relates to governance on various levels. It is set up to track public issues, provide accurate information through the media and generate actions that influence governance outcomes.
“The goal of the project is to have more involved citizens with access to information about the government’s commitments and to ensure that government is open in all its dealings,” said Bukonla Adebakin, Project Lead, The Future Project.
To bring governance and accountability issues closer to the digitally connected citizen, the project launched a web portal (http://YMonitor.org/) to track data, identify trends, aggregate stories that encourage active citizenship, and stimulate the government to make better and more inclusive choices.
“We all have questions about the government and this project will provide answers to pressing issues or questions posed by citizens while empowering them,” said Isime Esene, Managing Editor, Y!/YNaija.com.
Driven by NED and TFP, the goal of the Project is to empower the next generation of leaders through sustained policy monitoring and civic mobilization in Nigeria through quality reporting.
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