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SENSITIZATION ON REPORTING CORRUPTION CASES IN 4 HIGHER INSTITUTION IN LAGOS STATE AND NOMINATION OF ANTI-CORRUPTION CHAMPIONS
Abiodun Ajayi on 9/20/18

Youth Agenda Initiative in collaboration with Youth Alive Foundation shall engage in extensive knowledge based sharing on how students in institutions such as University of Lagos, Lagos State University, Yaba College of Technology and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education on how to start reporting corrupt cases.


We have discovered that many students feels reluctant to report corrupt cases due to lack of information, insecurity and other impersonation. Youth Agenda Initiative YAI and Youth Alive Foundation YAF will be sensitizing 5000 students on how best to report cases and best methodology to adopt.


Our last survey shows that corruption in our citadel of learning has geopardize the education system and thus we are at the verge of enlightening students to be the instrument of change.


During this sensitization, 8 Anti-Corruption Advocates/Champion (2 per institution) will be nominated and trained to start a Anti-corruption club in their institutions. The objective of this club shall to engage more students by educating them on how to fight Corruption by reporting cases as such.


This club will run for the next 6 months within the school community. Advocates will also be trained with the modules of corruption through our boot camp which shall last for 2 weeks.

We shall also establish social media handles with hashtag #LetsKillCorruptionNow to drive our campaign. Bloggers within the school environment will be consulted.


Together we can end Corruption is our slogan.


Abiodun Ajayi

Convener,

Youth Agenda Initiative

+234-80-26410443

uniquemandate01@gmail.com

4 Comments

  • This is quite splendiferous.

    The act against corruption at the level of our tertiary institution will set a lasting pace and change to our community and nation at large.

    Nice initiative!! 

    Kudos.

  • on 9/20/18

    Excellent initiative, the chain of corruption has to be broken at grassroot level. This is wonderful

  • Usen Asanga on 9/20/18

    Kudos to YAI on this initiative. We need to restore excellence and integrity in our tertiary institutions. Way to go guys, but the movement needs to be there to stay; far beyond 6 months. We are solidly behind you

  • Okwutepa Cmr Prince on 9/22/18

    YOUTH ANTI CORRUPTION PARTNERSHIP  PROJECT IN KOGI STATE IN  KOGI STATE  WITH SUPPORT FROM  Youth Alive Foundation YAF, YPAC project. 

    By Okwutepa Aminu Oseni 

    The anti corruption youth partnership is a coalition of youth focus Civil Society Organization and youth groups in kogi state which aimed at exposing, amplifying, and creating aweaness among the Youth on the fight against corruption. The overall goal of the project is to strengthen advocacy to State Government to sign up to Open government partnership in Nigeria, (OGP) for accountability and transparency in governance, open government partnership (OGP) is a strong tool in the prevention and fight against corruption, is a tailored stakeholder’s engagement aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in Governance, focal areas of this project, are promoting fiscal transparency, improve citizens engagement in governance, access to information and anti corruption. If kogi state sign up to this initiative it will be rated as the first state in North Central Nigeria to embrace the Open Government Partnership, which is in line in the fight against corruption. This project seek to mobilize the young people, civil society organizations CSOs  to advocate for the signing up to (OGP) by the state Governor. 

    SUMMARY OF OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP (OGP) IN NIGERIA

    BACKGROUND/RATIONALE

    Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a strong tool in the prevention and fight against corruption. 

    It is a tailored stakeholder’s engagement aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in Governance.

    One of the major driving forces for the blockade in the flow of developmental funding from the International community and funding agencies is the lack of openness, transparency and accountability in spending of public funds.

    OGP was launched on 20th September 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers to make governments more transparent , accountable and responsive to citizens

    There are eight founding members: Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Phillipines, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United States.

    GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF OGP

    Transperancy: Information on government activities and decisions is open and accessible. 

    Accountability: Rules, regulations and Mechanisms are in place that call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms or requirements made of them and accept responsibility for failure to perform

    Citizens Participation: Has the capacity and capability of Being a platform/basis for mobilization of citizens to engage in Public Debate, provide input, and make contributions that lead to more responsive and effective governance

    Technology and Innovation: Encourages member states / state actors to see the importance of new technologies, thereby encouraging and increasing their capacity to use Such new technologies with the attendant benefits 

    OGP IN NIGERIA

    President Muhammadu Buhari on 12th May 2016 at The London Anti Corruption Summit, made commitment to Nigeria signing up to OGP

    President Muhammadu Buhari, in July 2016  formally signed up to the Open Government partnership (OGP) in Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari established an OGP secretariat in the Federal Ministry of Justice, led by a Coordinator who also doubles as the Special Adviser to the President on Social Justice Reforms. 

    Nigeria since the sign up and commencement of implementation of OGP has developed a National actionplan for implementation.

    A National steering Committee comprising of equal number of state actors and civil society has been set up with the OGP national secretariat led Mrs Juliet Ibekaku, Special Adviser to the President on Social Justice Reforms and Coordinator of OGP National Secretariat. 

    Nigeria signed up as the 20th Country member of the OGP Internationally. All States in Nigeria are expected to sign up to OGP

    3 states have so far signed up: Kaduna, Anambra and Kano

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR KOGI STATE?

    Multilateral and International Donor Agencies would be favourably disposed to partnering with states that sign up

    Foreign Direct Investments would improve hence access to additional development funds in Kogi State

    Open Government Partnership (OGP) will support the New Direction Agenda in the fight against corruption in Kogi State.

    Ranking of Kogi State by Transparency International and other such agencies would greatly improve

    Kogi State will be the first State in North Central Nigeria and 4th State in Nigeria after Kaduna, Kano and Anambra States to sign up to OGP

    Seen as foremost tool in fight against corruption by the Federal Government


    WHAT KOGI STATE HAS TO DO?

    Review and understand the National Action Plan (NAP)

    Write a  formal letter of intent signed by Your Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, indicating the willingness of Kogi State to sign up to Open Government Partnership.  

    Appoint a Special Adviser on Civil Society and Coordinator of the OGP Secretariat in Kogi State

    Put in place a State steering Committee/platform comprising of equal number of State Actors and Civil Society Organizations for implementation of OGP engagements in Kogi State

    Develop a State Action Plan (SAP)