CLEEN Foundation Holds a Town-Hall Meeting in Benin City towards Fostering Citizens’ Support for the War against Corruption in Nigeria
The CLEEN Foundation (formerly known as Centre for Law Enforcement Education) is a non-governmental organization established in January 1998 with the mission of promoting public safety, security and accessible justice through the strategies of empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications, in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector.
Since December 2013, CLEEN Foundation is leading the implementation of the Accountable Governance for Justice and Security (AGJS) project in Nigeria as part of a consortium led by Partners Global, an organization with over 25 years experience at the forefront of civil society capacity building and good governance promotion. Other members of the consortium in Nigeria are: BudgIT, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), and Partners West Africa – Nigeria (PWA-Nigeria). The project aims at building more accountable institutions in Nigeria by enhancing institutional transparency and preventing impunity for those who engage in corruption and transnational organized crime (TOC).
Sequel to the successful implementation of our anti-corruption advocacy programs in Benue, Kaduna and Lagos states, the CLEEN Foundation has proposed to facilitate another town hall meeting in Benin City, Edo State to increase the knowledge of the citizens with timely information that will position them to check all forms of corruption and demand accountability and transparency in the state institutions and governance processes. Prominently, this meeting will draw panelists from EFCC, ICPC, Nigeria Bar Association and BudgIT to discuss the cost of corruption in Nigeria with a view to provide the citizens with knowledge and tools that will enable them to demand accountability at the local level.
Through this sustained efforts across Nigeria, citizens’ engagement, demand for transparency, accountability, and cross-fertilization of ideas to check corrupt practices within government and its institutions will be greatly enhanced. Edo State presents a good platform to promote our anti-corruption engagements given the goodwill from the State government as expressed in its readiness and openness to support such laudable efforts for an open government. As a Civil Society Organization in support of anti-corruption engagements, CLEEN Foundation will continue to collaborate with such state governments in making public resources work for the people. The detail of the program is thus provided below:
Venue: Best Western Homeville, Evbuomwan Street, off Sapele Road, Etete, Benin City, Edo State
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
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