June 12: NGIJ Commences Governance Assessment Tour in Osun
The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) will on Sunday June 12, 2022 commences Governance Assessment visit in Osun State in order to assess the impact of Governor Gboyega Oyetola led administration ahead the State governorship election.
The Guild in a statement issued on Thursday by its National Public Relations Office, Femi Oyewale in Lagos, notes that Governance Assessment is one of the NGIJ flagship projects inline with its commitment to deepen Democratic rule in Nigeria, and make the government accountable to the electorates.
Oyewale said the Guild’s Investigation team comprising of journalists from across the country will be visiting Osun State to have firsthand look of projects and programmes implemented by incumbent governor who is also seeking second term in office.
He explained that the assessment tour will give Guild’s investigation team to interact with different stakeholders in Osun State to assess the impact of Governor Gboyega Oyetola administration on the people of the State.
According to the statement, the Governance Assessment is aimed at rooting for the truth, getting first-hand information from different stakeholders, and assessing the impact of the current administration in Osun State.
The Guild Spokesman added that NGIJ member will engage critical stakeholders, including traditional rulers, civil servants, labour unions, pensioners, top government officials, students, market men/women and others in order to get first-hand information about the administration of Governor Oyetola.
The Guild recently concluded its Governance Assessment in Kwara State where they toured the three Senatorial districts to engage stakeholders including State Government Officials, Stakeholders and administered questionnaires to gauge the impact of the current administration by Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq on the people.
The report of Kwara and Osun states Governance Assessment will be presented at a World Press Conference in Abuja before the forthcoming Governorship election in Osun State.
It’s worthy of note that the guild has carried out similar governance assessment in Kogi, Ondo and Bayelsa states.
Their reports were in tandem with the outcomes of the Governorship elections in the three States.