Ep.7 Preventing corruption in cash transfers for the poor- Nigeria’s Household Uplifting Programme

Step Up Nigeria Programme Associate Feranmi Adeola and Executive Director Onyinye Ough meet with the National Coordinator of Nigeria’s National Cash Transfer Office, Dr Temitope Sinkaiye.

Lots of discussion has been focused on the cash transfer programme run by Nigeria’s National Social Investment Office, largely because this programme is the first of its kind specifically targeted at the poorest of the poor members of Nigeria’s society. This week’s podcast sheds some light on petty corruption in the programme and the measures used to prevent and tackle it.

Written by Onyinye Ough

Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specialising in anti- corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognised that there was a problem in Nigeria with many corrupt practices having become culturally acceptable and sought to put together a book for children to help educate them on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation ‘Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment’ (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges.

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