Follow The Money sensitized over 500 students of the Federal University of Oye, Ekiti, on public expenditure, an anti-corruption drive for good governance. At the Campus Tour organised by our team, CODE urged Nigerian students and youths to exert their energy on taking ownership of government projects in their neighbourhood and expose any corruption in the execution.
There is the need for citizens, especially youths to track government budgets and ensure the full implementation by following the process towards putting an end to misappropriations and other corrupt practices in the country.
With support from the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Follow The Money is using the iFollowTheMoney campus tour to advocate for a youth-inclusive governance where, from the academic space, young people can demand accountability and transparency from their elected govt reps at all levels, promoting citizen participation in governance to curb the menace of corruption in our society.
They are also able to accelerate improved public services in basic education, primary healthcare and provision of basic amenities for citizens. CODE believes that young people are representing constituencies in their communities, State and nationales. They can be champions of accountability and transparency in government projects and spending. CODE, through Follow The Money, uses the opportunity to recruit more activists and advocates for a better society.
Since 2019, Follow The Money has been using the iFollowTheMoney campus tour Initiative to advocate for inclusive governance and social accountability in the academic space. Over 3000 students in 5 Nigerian universities have been sensitized and empowered to demand for inclusion, good governance & improved public service delivery from their elected representatives. A large number of them are actively following the money.