Voices from the street- Nigerians Speak about the NSIP.
Citizens’ participation is an integral element of a functioning democracy, and the extent to which political office holders keep their electoral promises has an impact on democracy. In another episode of street chat, ManifesTV correspondence ; Nurudeen Hassan engaged Nigerians on the NSIP of which they ranked the president low on the promises made on the NSIP.
Josephine okeke, a market woman said that; “ A government official came to collect our names and passport photograph for the Market Moni scheme, but we are yet to get feedback”. Also reacting to the president’s commitment John Gulu an IT practitioner expressed that; “Information about these programmes are not properly disseminated, thus many persons end up not benefitting” .
Uju Ebidebu, a private school teacher she said that ; “ I am aware of some school teachers that benefitted from the N-Power programme, but I was expecting them to be absorbed fully into the scheme after two(2) years instead of recruiting another set.
Investigating further, our correspondent asked a couple of other persons. Most of them claimed to be aware of the schemes in the NSIP but expressed concerns on transparency by persons managing it.