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[UPDATE]EducateIkpayongo: Advocating for the Provision of Classrooms and Writing Materials to Children in Rural Benue State

RCM Primary School Ikpayongo is a primary school located in Gwer East Local Government of Benue state. The school has a total population of 456 students studying in 9 classrooms with 6 teachers. The primary school have a student to class ratio of 50 to 1 which surpasses the UNESCO recommended 40 to 1. Also, a ground truthing investigation by our community reporter in the state revealed to us that some students were seen studying without chairs and tables under deteriorated classrooms condition. Our Follow the Money team will be advocating for the provision of serene learning environment and...

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#ImproveBadarawa: Tracking $21m Girl child education grant to Kaduna State Government as part of the World Bank $100m in 5 Northern State

The Follow the Money Team kickstarted the tracking of $100m world bank grant which was provided under the Nigeria Partnership for Education Project for the provision of support for the education of children, especially those at the rural areas to have access to qualitative education. Furthermore, it was announced that $21m was committed to the project in Kaduna state by the world bank. In this regard, the Follow The Money Team will be focusing on $21m in Kaduna state to improve Badarawa in Kaduna North Local Government. The school is a part of the 5 listed schools which need urgent intervention, as the Badarawa 1 Primary school have a total population of 1924 students studying in 19 classrooms with 98 teachers and 2 toilets. The student per class ratio is 101:1 which is a not a good condition for children to learn...

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[UPDATE] #FurnishTongo: Tracking N20m for the Building and Furnishing of 2 Classrooms at Tongo 2 Primary School

We sent a Freedom of Information Letter to the Major stakeholders 9th of February; Shortly after the community engagement to Tongo by our community reporter, we are made to understand that the people are not aware of any intervention by the government. We sent an FOI to the Federal ministries and the major stakeholders in the state to ask for the contract details and the status of the N20m that was budgeted in the 2016 budget. Community Ask Government to Intervene Immediately Abubakar Muhammed Tongo has sent his plea to the government to come to their plight as hundreds...

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#BuildUzebu – Tracking N24.5Million for the Construction of a Primary Healthcare Center at Uzebu, Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State

The #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team examined the 2016 Federal Ministry of Health’s Appropriation. It was revealed that N24.5 million ($80,328) was budgeted for the Construction of Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) at Uzebu, Oredo Local Government Area with the implementation agency being the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). This appropriation is quite timely, considering the community of about 120,000 members does not have any PHC around to cater for them. We have initiated the #BuildUzebu campaign to track the implementation of the N14.2 Million. Through this campaign, we call on all concerned public and private agencies, especially the NPHCDA to uphold the public interest through accountable and transparent management of the funds that have been released to construct the PHC. We invite the public to get involved in the Campaign today. Help us follow the money to ensure that the PHC is built for the local community members in order to provide adequate health care services to...

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#ErectLamba – Tracking N 14.2Million for the Construction of Primary Healthcare Center at Lamba District of Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State.

The #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team examined the 2016 Federal Ministry of Health’s Appropriation. It was revealed that N14.2 million ($46,740) was budgeted for the Construction of the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) at Lamba District, Wase Local Government Area with the implementation agency being the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). We have initiated the #ErectLamba campaign to track the implementation of the N14.2 Million. Through this campaign, we call on all concerned public and private agencies, especially the NPHCDA to uphold the public interest through accountable and transparent management of the funds that have been released to construct the PHC. We invite the public to get involved in the Campaign today. Help us follow the money to ensure that the PHC is built for the local community members in order to provide adequate health care services to...

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