Nigeria: Children use stove furnace in school for a seat
A Twitter user in Nigeria has posted a photo of children going to elementary school with kerosene stove to be used as chair in the classroom. The picture shows a child walking to school with her school bag and the furnace tank of a stove in her hands The Twitter user Onyeoma Bold wrote on her account and shared the photo to Twitter and wrote: “While running this morning I saw this child going to school with this as sitting stool, this is 2020 and this can’t be happening!!” Onyeoma Bold (@Bold_Benson) https://twitter.com/Bold_Benson?s=03
Corruption has been the single greatest obstacle preventing Nigeria from achieving its enormous potential. It drains billions of dollars a year from the country’s economy, stymies development, and weakens the social contract between the government and it’s people. The scope and complexity of corruption in Nigeria are immense. The National Bureau of Statistics with the support of UNODC conducted the second corruption survey in Nigeria under a UK-funded project.
The report, which was launched on 6 December 2019, revealed that the prevalence of bribery reaches its peak in the 25-34 and the 35-49 age groups. The findings also show that a considerable share of successful applicants for posts in the public sector resorted to either bribery and/or nepotism to secure employment. More specifically, 32% of successful applicants admitted that they had paid a bribe to facilitate their recruitment into the public service, as opposed to 16% in 2016.