Woman voting in Nigeria

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Through a new DFID-funded programme, the British Council is working to strengthen democratic governance in Nigeria.

Running until 2018, Deepening Democracy in Nigeria 2 will provide specific support to the management, security and independent observation of Nigeria’s 2015 elections. Longer term it aims to make the National Assembly better at holding the executive to account.

The programme will also work to increase the engagement of the Nigerian electorate in the political process, particularly women, youth and people with disabilities. Social media, and other forms of new media, will play an important role in this process by helping to promote accountability on a larger scale.

The British Council supports the management, co-ordination and monitoring of the programme through a Programme Co-ordination Office.