Nigerian civic startup, BudgIT is celebrating its seventh year in operation. Although startup news over the last few months has focused heavily on Fintechs and innovations in other domains, BudgIT is in a pretty unique field. The startup was founded in 2011, and ever since, it has been one of the country’s leading civil society advocates.
7 years of BudgIT.
7 years of bringing the budget to the people, encouraging them to track public projects, adding light into extractive data and supporting public institutions.
— BudgIT Nigeria (@BudgITng) September 14, 2018
Here are seven things you didn’t know about the startup.
— BudgIT Nigeria (@BudgITng) November 10, 2017
UPDATE: Lagos State has uploaded awarded contracts from January to July 2018. The links for January to April are broken but we are following up. #OpenLagos
Tracka is out to kill the culture of diversion of public funds by lawmakers who usually tag constituency projects as personal donations during project implementations. It is YOUR RIGHT, not a GIFT. We encourage residents to engage their reps #GetInvolved pic.twitter.com/oCox2tmgzQ
— Tracka.ng (@TrackaNG) September 14, 2018
If you’d like to get featured on our Entrepreneur Spotlight, click here to share your startup story with us.
This content was originally published here.