Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), leading economy policy think tank, believes that majority of the 200 million Nigerian population are either saturated with misinformation or not readily availed with information that can readily make government policies inclusive.
This explains why the research-based advocacy group has launched its podcast services to reach out to urban techie audiences and rural dwellers.
The NESG in a statement said its research-based advocacy comprises a varied range of activities that are employed in impacting policy-making.
Mr. ‘Laoye Jaiyeola, chief executive officer of the NESG, while speaking at the launch, stated that “the work of the NESG is centered on providing fact-based advocacy which has allowed us to prioritise and use our voice to encourage different actors to come together to dialogue on critical socio-economic issues.
“Only through conversations, interventions and innovation will we change the landscape in Nigeria and across Africa.”
Jaiyeola noted that only a well-informed and united people make a great nation.
He revealed that millions of Nigeria’s vibrant and talented 200 million populations, do not effectively speak, understand or write English and that the ones that do may be saturated with misinformation in the current digital world.
“In our effort to extend critical information to all Nigerians in the diaspora, urban, semi-urban and rural areas, the NESG is creating a traditional syndicated podcast that will effectively inform urban and rural dwellers with distilled localised content and helps communicate programmes that drive inclusiveness to all Nigerians,” he explained.
Jaiyeola noted that the NESG Radio is a traditionally syndicated podcast that will effectively inform Nigerians of all walks of life with curated localised content and that the weekly podcasts will help communicate critical information such as economic policies, ideas, health information, trends, and interventions to urban and rural Nigerians.
The statement explained that NESG has over the years been consistent and tenacious in the delivery of advocacy to national and sub-national levels in an effort to foster effective policy enactment and implementation which has helped to improve transparency, accountability, and good governance in various sectors and issues, such as education, health, extractives, economic growth, and social inclusion.