Ep. 15. Will women do a better job fighting corruption if they win in 2019?

Lois Auta & Zainab Mohammed (Candidates running for House of Representatives – Bwari Area Council)

Nigeria has one of the lowest levels of women representation in politics in Africa, and some Nigerian women hope to change the status quo in 2019. What will women do differently to fight corruption in Nigeria? This week, we hear from aspiring women candidates who if elected, hope to tackle corruption and improve service delivery in Nigeria.

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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