A creative team, building bridges for improved governance to tackle corruption and improve service delivery in Nigeria.
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.
Step Up Nigeria asked Nigerian youth what their voting experiences were during the 2019 General Elections. We had many replies on our social media platforms and were pleased to see the enthusiasm of young people who wanted to exercise their civic responsibility.
In this episode, the team discuss reviews of the electoral process, what went wrong, what went right, and recommendations for what could be done better ahead of the 2023 elections. We had some interesting recommendations that could significantly improve voting in Nigeria, listen in to hear more.
More and more young middle class people are getting disinterested in the political process in Nigeria. As elections draw near, we speak to a group of young people (23-28) who share their experiences and views on voting in elections. We ask if they are voting in the 2019 elections, what barriers they face, and what can be done to enable more young people vote in elections.
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.
What new technology would transform anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria? What role will ordinary Nigerians play in the effectiveness of such technology? How close are we to getting there?
As we start the New year, Step Up Nigeria seeks innovative ways to solving Nigeria’s corruption problem and this week are joined by Kola Aina (Founder of the Ventures Platform), Adam Talsma (Regional Director for Africa at Reboot), and Chuba & Chine Ezekwesili (Founders of Akanka Design) to do just that.