Winners have emerged in the inaugural BudgIT Active Citizens’ Award towards celebrating phenomenal individuals and organisations that are creating sustainable impacts that have benefited citizens and instituted civic and social change to improve the nation’s democratic development.
- Active Citizens Award: Tunde Onakoya (founder of Chess in Slums) – for his tremendous contribution to empowering Nigerian children in impoverished communities.
- Award for Institutional Transparency (Government Agencies): Debt Management Office – which recognises a government agency that provides quality service delivery that contributes significantly to the development of the Nigerian populace.
- Art for Activism Award: Debo Macaroni – which celebrates work of art that has pushed for political consciousness, reform and national change.
The award had in attendance Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director, Fate Foundation; Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi, Executive Director, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre, Hamzat Lawal, Executive Director, Connected Development, among others.
BudgIT, a foremost civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for accountability, transparency and effective service delivery in Nigeria and four other African countries.