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U.S. earmarks $50 million for Nigeria’s 2023 polls, training of journalists, others

By Seye Olumide, South-West Bureau Chief, Ibadan
15 November 2022   |   3:03 am
The Consul-General of the United States (U.S.), Mr. Will Stevens, yesterday, disclosed that the country had allocated $50 million for the 2023 general elections aimed to cover training of journalists, civil society organisations (CSOs) and technical assistance, among others.

The United States Consul General, Will Stevens.

The Consul-General of the United States (U.S.), Mr. Will Stevens, yesterday, disclosed that the country had allocated $50 million for the 2023 general elections aimed to cover training of journalists, civil society organisations (CSOs) and technical assistance, among others.

Besides, the fund was aimed to ensure free, transparent and credible coverage of the elections, particularly as it bothered on accurate reporting.
The Consul-General, who disclosed this, yesterday, in Ibadan, Oyo State, during a three-day election reporting workshop organised for selected journalists by West Africa Broadcasting and Media Academy (WABMA), in conjunction with America and supported by Enugu Literary Society (ELS), said that the American government had been working closely with partners through its agency for international development (USAID) to ensure that every vote counts in 2023.

Also, a scholar and researcher, Prof. Chris Ulasi, said it is imperative of the media to live up to their responsibility because the 2023 election is going to be monumental.

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