The United States of America has allocated the sum of $50,000,000 dollars as support funds for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the Consul General of the United States, Will Stevens, during the opening ceremony of a three-day workshop for journalists held in ibadan.
The money, he said, will be used for technical support, civil society organizations (CSOs) and journalism training.
The United States Mission in Nigeria reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring a credible and peaceful election in Nigeria in 2023.
According to Stevens, the US government has said it wants Nigeria’s 2023 elections to be credible and transparent so that every vote will count.
The Consul General in his remarks said the training was aimed at building the journalists’ expertise and familiarizing them with the tools needed to cover the exercise.
He revealed that the United States, in its efforts to ensure the success of the electoral process, provided adequate financial support to help the process.
Workshop participants believe that the training will provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to cover the election with the required professionalism.
Around 150 journalists have been selected from Lagos, Oyo and Enugu for the training.
He reaffirmed that the US government is working closely with partners through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to ensure that every vote counts.