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US Announces $50m Technical Assistance, Support For 2023 Polls

US Consul General, Will Stevens
US Consul General, Will Stevens
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November 14, (THEWILL) – The United States Government has allocated $50 million for technical assistance, support and training of journalists, and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

US Consul General, Will Stevens, made this known on Monday, in Ibadan, Oyo State, during an open session of an election reporting workshop for journalists organised by West Africa Broadcast & Media Academy (WABMA).

“The US government has allocated over $50 million for technical assistance and support, trainings, for civil society organizations to support elections, transparency, elections processes, technical assistance, working on the IT systems, among others.

“We’re committed to initiatives here in Nigeria to build needed capacity. We funded training for hundreds of journalists on topics ranging from fact-checking, health reporting, defence and national security reporting, investigative journalism, election reporting and media ethics”, he said.