The Connected Development (CODE) has appointed Anthony Agbor as the acting Chair, Board of Trustees (BoT).

The Connected Development (CODE) has appointed Anthony Agbor as the acting Chair, Board of Trustees (BoT).

This follows the resignation of Oludotun Babayemi, as the BoT Chair after his two-year service effective from 31 December 2020.

The CODE’s Legal Counsel, Nnanna Oketa, said in a release in Abuja that in 2017, Babayemi transitioned from a five-year day-to-day role in the organisation to spend more time to support the governing board for CODE.

Oketa said that Mr. Oludotun believes in the progression of CODE and the quest to be a renowned global movement reputable for holding the government to account, advocating participatory governance and mobilizing young people for social change.

Speaking on the development, CODE’s Founder, Hamzat Lawal said, “The board and the CODE team have benefited from his leadership and vision in driving the core principles of the Organisation. I am specifically grateful for Babayemi’s friendship and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Lawal said that CODE has built a foundation for future growth, beyond its written mission and vision, including strengthening our team across Nigeria and eight other African countries; evolving the Follow The Money movement and improving its operations.

He said, “We see a future and a leadership that outlives even our generation and inspires a new breed of activists and campaigners who will use civic tech tools to track government spending on public finance expenditure and empower communities.

“The Board and I are proud of the progress the Organisation have recorded and will continue to move CODE forward to realise our vision of a world where everyone-even in the remote areas of the world-can hold their government to account, as we have done in the past eight years.

“On behalf of the board, I express my deep appreciation to Babayemi for his invaluable contribution to CODE. As a member of the Board of Trustees, he steered the team towards a transformative approach and challenged us to think bigger-a principle that will continue to inspire us all, Vice-Chair, now Acting-Chair, Anthony Agbor.”

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