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‘Nigeria’s operating system is corrupt’ — EiE opens application for hacking ‘country code’

‘Nigeria’s operating system is corrupt’ — EiE opens application for hacking ‘country code’
August 12
09:51 2020

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE), a civil society organisation, has opened application for interested Nigerians to learn the art of hacking the country’s ”corrupt operating system”.

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EIE is a network of individuals and organisations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship.

In a statement on Monday, the non-governmental organisation said the course is in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.

It said the nine-week online course covers a diverse set of topics including, national questions in national conferences; causes and consequences of systemic corruption, historical antecedents, and the world around us.

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EIE said the sessions will be facilitated by 13 thought-leading Nigerians including Ayisha Osori, a lawyer; Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN); Kunle Soriyan, a life coach; Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, and Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre.

“2020 is the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. We have had military and democratic rule but after 60 years, we are the poverty capital of the world and insecurity is rife. Both factors contradict Nigeria’s Constitution which states that the primary purpose of government shall be the security and welfare of the people,” the statement read.

“Instead of hope, economic prosperity and a decent quality of life; poverty, despair and mass resentment thrive.

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“It is clear that Nigeria’s operating system (OS) is corrupt and the fundamentals need to be reset. Corruption is the visible outcome of a system that is not functioning as it was designed. A corrupt OS malfunctions and needs to be debugged and reset. Nigeria needs to be debugged and reset.

“It is within this context that EiE announces a call for applications to ‘Hacking the Nigeria Code’ – a nine-week online course to help connect the dots about our dear country Nigeria.”

Speaking on the course and what EiE hopes to achieve with it, Yemi Adamolekun, the organisation’s executive director, said there is a need for citizens to understand the fundamentals of Nigeria’s system.

She said the course will bring together several areas to be explored in connecting the dots towards a better understanding of the country.

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“There’s a lot about fixing a country that we assume without understanding the core issues with ourselves as individuals and the nation as a system,” she said.

“This course will bring many of those aspects together so that participants get a deeper understanding of the fundamentals; otherwise, we will keep complaining and misdirecting efforts, while Nigeria continues to malfunction.”

Adamolekun said the registration fee is N1,000 while each of the 60 successful applicants will pay an additional N50,000 as a commitment fee.

Interested Nigerians can visit the application portal here.

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