His Research: Bell Ihua on Maintaining Social Cohesion in Nigeria

Yes, the Nigeria Social Cohesion Survey project is one of the flagship studies of API; and we worked off bootstraps to undertake the first survey in 2019. This came out of a deep brainstorming session and scanning of the environment in order to identify an area we could contribute to the nation through research. And we found that one major issue affecting the country was the issue of unity. So, we formed our thesis around trying to understand how united or divided Nigeria is at the moment. However, we needed to conceptualise and situate it theoretically, and we happened to do this from the lens of social cohesion.

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