Insight Initiative Launches #OsunOpenLG Project In Osogbo


The Insight Initiative for Community and Social Development has launched the Osun Open Local Government Project for grassroots development.

Mr Jare Tiamiyu, the Executive Director for Insight Initiative made this known on Thursday, during a press conference held In Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.

He affirmed that the project designed to promote transparency, Accountability and public engagement at the grassroots was supported by international partners through the Nigeria Youth Future Funds (NYFF).

Part of statement read, “by selection of 66 local government advocates, including six people living with disabilities, is a testament to the project’s commitment to inclusion. These advocates will engage with stakeholders, including political officeholders and the public, to educate, retrieve information, and promote collaboration for grassroots development.

“After a rigorous process, 66 advocates were chosen from 168 applications received, with six of them being people living with disabilities. This demonstrates the project’s dedication to inclusivity and equal opportunities.

“The advocates will undergo intensive training before heading out to the various local government areas to engage with key stakeholders, including political officeholders and citizens. Their primary responsibility will be to educate, gather information, and encourage collaboration between the government and citizens for grassroots development.

“The project also plans to organize a town hall meeting, which will bring together major stakeholders to discuss local government fiscal autonomy and development goals in Osun State. This gathering will provide a platform for citizens to engage with their leaders and demand better governance.

“The Osun Open Local Government Project is a bold step towards promoting responsible leadership and development at the grassroots level. By supporting this initiative, citizens, government officials, and other stakeholders can contribute to the growth and prosperity of Osun State.

“Our project is not to witch-hunt or expose the government negatively but to seek the development of our people through transparency and accountability at the council level.”

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