Nigerian political activist, Rinu Oduala, has been awarded the Hurford Youth fellowship by the World Movement for Democracy.

This was made known in an announcement shared by the organisation’s official Twitter account on Wednesday.

“Our 2023 Hurford Youth Fellows are here! Welcome Sofía Pozzo from #Paraguay, Kadir Cetin from #Turkey, Rinu Oduala from #Nigeria, and Chiranthi Senanayake from #SriLanka,” the tweet read.

In a release by the organisation, the fellowship is described as a programme that “seeks to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world.”

“Through the Program, young activists spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat, during which they expand their global connections, share experiences with other activists from democracy movements around the world, and contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy,” the statement read in part.

Oduala, who serves as Project Director for human rights organisation, Connect Hub NG, was one of the matter vocal voices during the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

Savvy Rinus, as she is also known, took to her Twitter page where she expressed excitement over the news.

“I’m excited to announce I’m now a Hurford Youth Fellow with the World Movement for Democracy. @MoveDemocracy,” she wrote.

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