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2023: Forum urges Nigerians to look for candidates with workable templates

A forum, Nigeria Policy Hackathon, has urged Nigerians to look beyond popularity and choose candidates that have workable templates to drive the nation’s development. It…

A forum, Nigeria Policy Hackathon, has urged Nigerians to look beyond popularity and choose candidates that have workable templates to drive the nation’s development.

It made the call in Abuja at the first edition of the Nigeria Policy Hackathon Grand Finale, funded by Heinrich Bolls.

The event was attended by 50 participants and students from Baze University, Veritas University, University of Abuja, Nile University, diplomatic and civil society community.

The chairman of the Nigeria Policy Hackathon, Gabriel Rockwell, said they organised the Nigeria Policy Hackathon due to the gaps they saw in some policy aspects of the country.

According to him, “There is an election coming up and everybody is focusing on who is going to be the candidate or who they are going to elect.

“But if you look at democracy, there are aspects that are very vital to moving the country forward. We also need to come up with policies that would drive the country towards growth and sustainability.”