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ICIR Selects Enoch Oyedibu Among OCRP Second Phase Fellows
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has recently selected Enoch Oyedibu among the suitable and qualified journalists for the second phase of its Open Contract Reporting Project (OCRP) funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The OCPR is an accountability reporting project of the Centre that seeks to promote fiscal transparency and accountability in the budget and procurement processes in Nigeria.
The project aims to build capacity and provide mentoring and financial support for selected journalists to work with The ICIR to undertake investigative and data-driven reports on budget and procurement issues.
The ICIR would work with selected journalists for the remainder of the project.
Enoch Oyedibu, as one of the successful applicants will be expected to report on open contract issues in Oyo State.
The organiser says, “In the last five years, the Centre has worked to build the capacity for journalists to effectively investigate and report on budget and procurement issues, thus strengthening open contracting processes and engendering effective service delivery for the welfare of the citizens, particularly at the sub-regional level.
“In its second year, the OCRP is a three-year project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation under its On-Nigeria Anti-Corruption Programme and would last until 2024.”
Enoch Oyedibu, is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of PIJAlance Magazine.