Mahatma Gandhi once said: “poverty is the worst form of violence”. This is very true of Nigeria. Our political and economic leaders continue to inflict violence on millions of Nigerians. This violence is being done by rich Nigerians to the poor by the systematic exclusion of the poor from the political and economic life of our country. No one hardly wins a ticket at the primaries of political parties without it being given to the individual as concession from the stakeholders in that party. This goes all the way from local government council elections to the presidency.
SpringAid International Development (SAID), Nigeria aims to fight the root causes of poverty and their consequences. Creating work, that is employment is the primary vehicle to achieving this vision of a world without poverty.