Amidst a resounding call for youth empowerment and transparent governance, Abideen Opeyemi Olasupo, the Global Director of Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI), launched the groundbreaking YouthGovTracka platform.
This pivotal moment marks a significant shift in Nigeria’s governance narrative, emphasizing the pivotal role of youth engagement and accountability at the state level.
Olasupo’s impassioned address highlighted the imperative to redirect attention from the Federal Government towards the critical decisions made at the state level.
This focus realignment seeks to rectify the longstanding imbalance in citizen scrutiny, aiming to address unmet promises and overlooked needs, particularly impacting Nigeria’s dynamic youth and marginalized communities.
YouthGovTracka: Empowering Youth, Ensuring Accountability
The cornerstone of this transformative initiative is YouthGovTracka, an innovative online platform designed to bridge the gap between the aspirations of Nigeria’s youth and the actions of state governors.
This digital beacon, spearheaded by BBYDI, harnesses the zeal and energy of Generation Z, leveraging technology and citizen advocacy to hold state governors accountable for their pledges to youth development.
Central to this initiative are the youth focal points meticulously selected and trained across all 36 states. These ‘warriors for change,’ armed with knowledge and determination rather than weaponry, have a mandate to monitor, question, and drive accountability in governance.
Using technology, these focal points will meticulously track data, oversee promises made, and scrutinize their implementation.
Youth-Powered Commitments and Transparency Key to YouthGovTracka’s effectiveness are actionable commitments tailored to track state governors’ performance in crucial thematic areas.
These commitments prioritize youth voices in governance, support young political candidates, and fortify civic spaces for young advocates and artists.
The platform also emphasizes participatory mechanisms and investment in civic education for marginalized groups.
Transparency lies at the heart of this initiative.
Monthly scorecards evaluating state governors’ performance will be published, providing an open and honest assessment for all citizens to scrutinize. The Citizen Accountability Toolkit, translated into local languages, empowers citizens to articulate and demand their rights, fostering informed demands and propelling responsible governance.
A Call to Collaborative Action
Olasupo passionately urged collective action, highlighting the power to reshape Nigeria’s democracy, uplift marginalized communities, and ensure state governors’ accountability.
YouthGovTracka stands as a compass, guiding Nigeria towards a future where transparency, accountability, and effective governance reign supreme.
Youth Empowerment: A Shared Responsibility
The Brain Builders Initiative’s unveiling of YouthGovTracka amplifies the potency of youth power and transparency, promising a paradigm shift where every voice matters, actions speak louder than words, and the aspirations of Nigeria’s youth drive progress.