Citizens' Platform (CP) is an Aspilos Foundation project supported by the US Embassy, Abuja and our aim is to get young Nigerians to participate more in governance and to become engaged and active citizens. We build their capacity so they know their roles and rights as citizens and how to engage with those who lead their communities.
We started with Kano state where we have been working with 1017 young people across all its 44 LGAs since September 2018. Folowing the training, the participants in each LGA selected 2 people to represent them and form the leads of the Citizens' Platform Network. They are the ones coordinating and leading the step down of the training to other members of their communities as well as the citizen engagement activities.