Friday, September 02, 2016

African youth must demand accountability in governance – Onigbinde

The co-founder of Nigeria-based BudgIT, Mr. Oluseun Onigbinde, has charged African youth and Nigeria youngsters in particular to always demand accountability and transparency, reports ITRealms.

Speaking to ITRealms, Onigbinde said young people of Africa need to understand that their future is being expended daily by the ‘professional politicians’, stressing they should not leave governance to everyday politicians.

“They need to participate not just by voting but by demanding accountability. We need young voices rising up to demand more efficient use of our resources,” he declared.

On where he sees BudgIT in the next five years, Onigbinde said they are working on a medium term fund to ensure they become a stronger institution within this period.

According to him, BudgIT is focused on measuring impact effectively, so as to deliver value to donors and make certain that they achieve the objective of spreading their work in the states and in the sub-region.

The Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow further reiterated call on youth to wake up to demand more efficient use of state resources.

ITRealms recalls that Mr. Onigbinde and his team recently received commendation from Mr. Bill Gate of Microsoft for innovative use of technology tools to ensure transparency in governance.

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