In the third quarter of Y-PAC project 2018, Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) has planned and conducted community outreach campaign to eleven communities in nine local government areas of Kano state. The campaign in each community gathered stakeholders and influencers from within like traditional rulers, Imams, politicians, youths leaders, women leaders, other people of the community and people living with disabilities and discussed on the concept of Y-PAC project, Vote buying, Under-aged voting and election violence. The campaign was accepted by these community influencers and they too suggested some other strategies of achieving it by giving various recommendations. The campaign has achieved in sensitizing many stakeholders, influencers as well as other members of the communities.
In partnership with SUG of School of Technology SOT Kano, Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) conducted campus campaign against bribery and identified corrupt practices on campus on Tuesday 4th December at the institution’s theatre. It commenced with the introduction of the concept of Y-PAC project, its objectives and the sole aim of Movement Against Corruption in Tertiary Institutions (MACTI). The campaign which was attended by some staff of the institution like Student affairs, HOD of mechanical engineering department, and two lecturers commended the effort of YAF and CITAD for bringing in this and at the right time, said the student affairs. The HOD stated that awareness campaign like this especially to students of tertiary institutions will change the mindset of them which will reflect in cutting down the corrupt activities in higher education centres and will lead to good leadership in future of the country. The staff present called on the students and other staff of the institution to embrace the MACT campaign and ensure that any time they come across any corrupt action be it among students, lecturers and administration staff is reported to the appropriate point so that appropriate action will be taken. They also promised their timely support for the success of the campaign. Some of the students also contributed by showing their happiness and readiness to promote the campaign. The music was played and dances were done by the students which later many of us came out for a rally within the institution while holding placards and distributing anticorruption stickers with Shishi dollars to students and staff met on the way.
The affected logal goverments are:
- Bichi Local Government
- MadobiLocal Government
- Gaya Local Government
- Rogo Local Government
- Dawakin Kudu Local Government
- Nassarawa Local Government
- Gwale Local Government
- Kumbotso Local Government
- Kano Municipal Local Government