Project dissemination is key to McArthur Foundation – Dr. Kole Shettima

Following the end of a two-year involvement in efforts to reduce the scourge of corruption at all levels in Nigeria, the Progressive Impact Organisation for Community Development (PRIMORG) presented its report at a ceremony in Abuja attended by stakeholders in the anti-corruption community.

Dr. Kole Shettima, Director, Africa Office of McArthur Foundation, in his keynote address said project dissemination is important to the Foundation. He said the Foundation had noted the impact of PRIMORG’s work in the lives of citizens. “They’ve been able to deliver, and we are excited about it,” he stated. The Foundation, he said, would continue to support government and civil society organisations in the belief that the two can work together for a better country. Dr. Shettima thanked the team at PRIMORG for the good work they are doing. He urged them to do more, adding that the Foundation is happy to be part of the journey because “media is very important as it enables people to raise their voices and ask questions.”

On his part, Okhiria Augustine Agbonsuremi, Executive Director of PRIMORG, thanked guests for their presence at the event. He said the experience of the last two years had been most beneficial to him and the entire team at PRIMORG. He noted that the organisation’s numerous partners, among them African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) had made PRIMORG’s success possible.

Speaking of partnership, Dr. Amina Salihu, also of MacArthur Foundation, said they were “very proud” of the work PRIMORG was doing, especially with fellow Foundation grantees.

The report was unveiled by Abiodun Adeniyi, a professor and head of department of mass communication at Baze University, Abuja. He congratulated PRIMORG, saying the organization had been exemplary in the last two years of active mobilization and citizens’ engagement.

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