Social investment programmes, aside from being an avenue for its supervisors to loot resources, are only temporary reliefs.

Under Tinubu’s administration, Nigerians have become constant beneficiaries of diverse social investment programmes launched by the President in a bid to curb the incessant hunger caused by reform policies. Presented in the form of palliatives and monetary relief, the social investment programmes have garnered appraisals from the citizenry during their launch period. But a question prompts. Why is Nigeria still writhing in poverty despite the diverse forms of social investment programmes?

Social investment programmes, aside from being an avenue for its supervisors to loot resources, are only temporary reliefs; hence, they do not procure long-term solutions to the problem plaguing the populace. The economy needs favourable policies that promote economic freedom, entrepreneurship and reduced regulatory barriers.

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Nigerian Lawmakers Are Reintroducing Oppressive NGO Bill

Laws are supposed to protect citizens from the snares of oppression, but the recent moves of Nigerian lawmakers against Nigerian citizens are an indication that they are not. When restricting laws are implemented to limit the rights of associations of citizens, society becomes an unbearable place to live. The reintroduction of a Bill seeking to set up an agency to regulate the activities of NGOs is unimpressive. 

NGOs hold the government accountable. Apparently, this does not sit well with Nigerian lawmakers, as exemplified by their adamant endeavours to make organisations political lap dogs. 

If passed, the law will give the government enormous power to silence its watchdog forever.

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Nigeria’s Midwifery Council Plans to Enslave Nurses With Verification Guidelines

Brain drain in the medical sector is a problem that has haunted the medical field for too long. So the Nigerian Nursing and Medical Council (NNMC) updated its guidelines to “tie down the nurses in the country.” 

According to the guidelines, nurses are now required to have a minimum of two years of post-qualification work experience in Nigeria from the date of issuance of their permanent practicing licence before their certificates can be verified by foreign nursing boards. Nurses believe the guideline is meant to stop them from seeking opportunities abroad, despite the poor treatment they are subjected to in Nigeria.

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