Issues: Civichive pre-election Survey indicates sectors that need top priority.

From COVID-19 lockdown, the pandemic-induced recession in 2020, and increasing levels of insecurity, kidnapping, and banditry in Nigeria, voters are faced with a lot of societal and economic issues which might form some of the basis on which the next leaders are elected.

Amidst global commodity shocks, a depreciating currency, trade restrictions, monetization of the deficit, and surging inflation pushing millions of Nigerians into poverty, the 2023 election would be a significant crossroad for Nigeria’s development. With our pre-election survey, these are the critical areas that Nigeria wants the next administration to prioritise:

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Nigeria's food inflation hits 23.72% in October 2022


A rough estimate of NGN 675 billion was paid in cash bribes to public officials in Nigeria (Est. 2019.)


Nigeria's economy grew by 3.6% in 2021 from a 1.8% contraction in 2020.


Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world, rising to 13.2 million as at 2015.


Health care made up 6% of Nigerian household spending, with higher figures in rural areas than in urban zones. (2019)

Human Capital Development

Nigeria's human capital development ranked 150 of 157 countries in the World Bank’s 2020 Human Capital Index.


It is estimated that the country will require between $100 to $150 billion per annum for at least the next ten years to close the gap.

Justice & Human Rights

In 2013, two High Court judges were suspended and recommended for retirement by the National Judicial Council for misconduct bordering on corruption.


Nigeria suffers insecurity from multiple fronts with kidnapping, banditry and terrorism.