US earmarks $50m for 2023 polls


The United state has allocated $50 million for 2023 general elections.

The budget will cover training of journalists, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and technical assistance among others to ensure transparent exercise.

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

Will noted that US government has been working closely with partners through US Agency for International Development(USAID) to ensure that every vote counts.

According to him: “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.”