The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has presented prizes to winners in the 4th round of its ‘Report a Project Competition’.
The Centre said the champions were honored to encourage them to continue contributing their best for the sustainable growth and development of society.
The program, according to the Center, is in support of the MacArthur Foundation and is targeted at encouraging students from tertiary institutions to report abandoned or poorly executed projects in their respective communities.
In his remarks, the Executive Director of the Centre Dr. Y.Z Ya’u said the essence of the project was in line with the pursuit of a collective action to demand accountability from the government at all levels.
The Executive Director, represented by the Centre’s Training Coordinator, Mal. Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai explained that the idea is an accelerated step to holding governments accountable for their actions in the spirit of transparency as a critical element of good governance and improving citizens’ livelihood.
He further charged the trio winners to continue with the report on abandoned public projects not only because of what they’ll get but for the collective interest of the general populace.
The winner of the competition, Abubakar Aliyu who reported 4 years of abandoned Classes at Government Secondary School Dan-Maliki, Kumbotso L.G, Kano state was presented with a Computer, H.P model.
While the first runner-up Hussaini Musa was presented with a Huawei Android mobile phone, the Y-5 Prime model for reporting a 7 years abandoned project at the Federal College of Education, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The second runner-up got a Nokia Android mobile phone, C.1 model for reporting 6 years of abandoned Theatre projects at the Federal College of Education, Kano.