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Learning from the mistakes of Betta Edu.

It is no longer news that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is bent on making sure that all his appointees deliver on their responsibilities with high levels of credibility. To further prove his point, he has gone ahead to suspend Betta Edu, the minister for humanitarian affairs.

As government officials or aspiring politicians, we must learn from other people’s mistakes to avoid failure and disgrace.
Let me ask you a question, what if we had woken up this morning to watch video documentaries on AIT, Channels and Arise news about how Betta Edu spent the 585 million naira she was accused of diverting, starting from the desk phase, showing meetings, arrangements, selection process, travel to the states, distribution, thank you messages from beneficiaries and success story of the entire intervention. Would you still think she stole the money after the evidence-based documentary?
Well, your answer is as good as mine.
Documenting video evidence of project implementation is crucial for several reasons. These videos serve as a powerful tool for capturing the impact of the programs, raising awareness, and promoting accountability. Here are some key reasons why it is important to document video evidence of all your program implementations:

Visual Representation: Video documentation provides a visual representation of the implementation in action. It allows viewers to see the real-life impact of the programs on individuals, families, and the community as a whole. This visual evidence is often more compelling and emotive than written reports or statistics, making it an effective way to convey the success and challenges of the programs.

Storytelling: Videos have the power to tell stories and humanize the impact of programs. They can feature personal narratives, interviews, and testimonials from program participants, showcasing the human side of the initiatives. These stories can inspire empathy, understanding, and support from a wider audience.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Video documentation serves as a valuable tool for monitoring and evaluating the progress of programs. It allows program managers, government officials, and citizens to visually assess the effectiveness of the programs, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions based on real-time evidence.

Transparency and Accountability: Video evidence promotes transparency and accountability in program implementation. It provides a clear record of the activities, outcomes, and challenges faced during program implementation, ensuring that stakeholders and citizens are informed and accountable for their roles in the process.

In conclusion, documenting video evidence of programs is essential for capturing impact, storytelling, advocacy, monitoring, transparency, and knowledge sharing. These videos play a vital role in promoting awareness, accountability, and support for ongoing and future program implementation especially if you are answerable to a progress-oriented president like Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
You can reach out to Capital Power Multimedia team through to document or train your team on how to imbibe the documentary workflow in all your activities and a Minister or head of agency in any organization both government or private.
George Ugwuja
CEO, Capital Power Multimedia Ltd

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