The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the national chapter of Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria organised an Inception meeting on “Strengthening Accountability Networks Among Civil Societies in Nigeria”.
Speaking with the Media, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, says the purpose of the event is to ensure that 2023 election will be sanitized.
He charged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be used by corrupt politicians who would want them to sale their conscience.
Mr Musa, who urged the youths not to allow themselves to engage in electoral violence also encourage them to avoid drug abuse.
According to him, “The SANCUS project is being implemented by Transparency International Secretariat through its chapters in 21 countries and is supported by the European Commission. The project runs from January 2021 to December 2023, the project aims to improve the democratic accountability of public institutions globally by empowering CSOs to demand for systemic change to address accountability and anti-corruption deficits.
“In Nigeria, the ever increasing and soaring problem of dirty money in the Nigerian politics which suggest a high level of impunity among politically exposed individuals who seek to gain power and accrue wealth through illegal means with zero accountability has been a growing concern locally and internationally. The SANCUS project zooms in contributing to address this core problem of dirty money in Nigeria’s politics which perpetuates a culture of lack of accountability and corruption for power preservation and self-enrichment.”