How social media is combating African corruption

Social media is a powerful weapon in Africa’s much-needed struggle against corruption.

We gained another example of this truth on Monday, when, speaking to the BBC, a Nigerian senator uncovered a scandal in his nation’s political establishment.

Shehu Sani explained that he and his fellow senators receive $37,500 each month towards expenses. The money is effectively unaccountable, which means senators pocket the additional sum as a bonus payment.

According to my calculations, considering the BBC’s report that Nigerian senators are officially paid more than $2,000 a month, were members of the U.S. congress to receive a proportional bonus payment, they would take home at least an additional $3,262,500 each year.

Unsurprisingly, Nigerians aren’t terribly amused by what Sani has revealed.


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