Highlights from the Maiden Workshop on Policy Analysis and Advocacy

On the 5th and 6th of September 2023, Agora Policy hosted a workshop on Policy Analysis and Advocacy in Abuja, Nigeria. This marked the first in a series of workshops scheduled to be held across the country. With the support of the MacArthur Foundation, over 50 participants from civil society, the media, government and research […]

Agora Policy Hosts Maiden Workshop on Policy Analysis and Advocacy

Abuja, Nigeria – As part of its commitment to enhanced and distributed capacities for informed policy engagements in Nigeria, Agora Policy will host a two-day workshop on Policy Analysis and Advocacy for 60 competitively-selected staff of civil society organisations, the media, government and research institutions. Organised with the support of MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will take […]

Steadying Nigeria’s Fledgling Foreign Exchange Reform

By Wale Thompson In a surprise move on 14 June 2023, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced the removal of all restrictions on foreign exchange rates and signalled a willingness to tolerate greater flexibility in exchange rate determination as against the previous practice of a hard peg. In simple terms, the CBN ‘floated’ the […]

Back to the Basics: How to Fix UBE and Public Basic Education in Nigeria

By Bolaji Abdullahi Section 4 of the National Policy on Education (in the 4th amended version) of 2004 states that the goals of primary education in Nigeria are to: inculcate permanent literacy and numeracy, and ability to communicate effectively… provide the child with basic tools for further educational advancement, including preparation for the trades and […]

Rethinking Technical and Vocational Education for Enhanced Productivity in Nigeria

By Bolaji Abdullahi Over the last two decades, the global focus on education had been on bringing every child to school. This was in line with the goals of Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite the reported 10 million children out of school, Nigeria has made remarkable progress in pursuit […]

Understanding Nigeria’s Soaring Inflation and How to Tame It

By Adebayo Ahmed The new dispensation combined with quick policy actions on fuel subsidies and foreign exchange, as well as the arrest of the suspended central bank governor, has brought the question of monetary policy to the front burner. With President Bola Tinubu announcing during his inaugural speech the need to “clean” the Central Bank […]

Addressing Nigeria’s Lingering Power Challenge

By Odion Omonfoman The centrality of adequate and reliable electricity supply to individual welfare, economic growth and overall national development cannot be over-emphasised. This message is not lost on Nigeria. However, various initiatives and reforms aimed at creating an optimal power sector for the country have fallen short. The reforms initiated by the President Olusegun […]

Press Coverage of Agora Policy Reports

Press Coverage of The Agora Policy Memo titled ‘Nigeria Needs Comprehensive And Coordinated Interventions To Tame Unemployment’ The Guardian: Tackle high unemployment rate beyond policy statement [THISDAY] Agora Policy: Nigeria Needs to Create 3.6m New Jobs Annually to Lower Unemployment Rate to 5% [TheCable] Agora Policy: Nigeria needs to create 3.6m jobs annually for 10 […]

Urgent Need to Amend the Land Use Act

By Yomi Fawehinmi Land is a crucial resource that requires effective management by governments and various institutions to ensure equitable access and utilisation. This responsibility stems from the fundamental obligation of governments to protect the right to life, libertyand property, as espoused by the 17th-century philosopher John Locke. To achieve this objective, the government is […]

2023 Elections, Women’s Continued Political Marginalisation and Ways Out

By Tayo Agunbiade The results of the recently-held general election have once again confirmed the continued under-representation and marginalisation of women inpolitics and governance in Nigeria. Women constitute 49.3%of Nigeria’s total population, but only manage to secure 4.69% of the executive and legislative positions on offer at the federal and state levels in the elections […]