Skip to comments.U.S.-Funded Project Aims to Reverse Impact of Oligarchy on Nigerian Society
Posted on 05/10/2012 7:09:53 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
Up to $20 million could get infused into a project whose goal is to reverse the effects of decades of authoritarian leadership in Nigeria, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) revealed today.
According to a draft Statement of Work (SOW), the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement program, as the agency calls it, will hire a contractor to help achieve the agencys goals:
through strategic partnerships between civil society coalitions and networks on the one hand, and critical stakeholders in Nigerian society on the other. The latter may include the media, reform minded Nigerian government institutions or representatives, the private sector, as well as other influential public figures. The program will also explicitly aim to engage marginalized populations, such as women, youth, and the disabled in the process and emphasize the importance of leadership and innovation.
USAID is accepting comments on the draft SOW until June 7.
Source document: Solicitation #USAID-Nigeria-620-12-001-PDG.
ALSO SEE: USAID Contractor Gets $61 Million to Boost Nigerian Agribusiness, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor, April 27.
The new Nigerian email scam, to HusseinCo?
Mebbe they can figure out how to reverse engineer that here at home in the USA?
It seems like the USA must meddle in everything, everywhere.
If I were Nigerian, I’d really resent another country coming in and throwing money around, trying to change my society. (Of course, I’d try to grab some of that money at the same time.)
You can bet in the end it will only wind up helping the muzzies.
Ding. We have a winner.
Keep in mind, too, that the money goes directly to a contractor that will “work” with the Nigerian government and NGOs (and, in this case, possibly media organizations) purportedly to achieve reform. Even if this venture proves to be an utter failure, the contractor — who almost certainly will be run by ex-USAID staffers with the necessary “expertise” — will benefit immensely. On that same note, having been following such expenditures for quite a few years now, I’m seeing a clear trend of awarding follow-up contracts in order for USAID to supposedly “build upon the successes of prior initiatives.” Hence, a perpetual money-machine for the contractors.