Media-Policy Centre Partners CLEEN Foundation on Anti-Corruption
The Centre for Media, Policy and Accountability (CMPA) is to partner with CLEEN Foundation in implementing the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Performance Public Reporting (NAPPR) project, funded by MacArthur Foundation.
CMPA is an independent not-for-profit organization incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2022.
It focuses on anti-corruption, research, public policy analysis, transparency and accountability to strengthen social, economic and democratic governance in Nigeria.
A statement issued by the Director Communications, Outreach and Advocacy, Ibrahim Uba Yusuf, indicates that during an advocacy visit to CLEEN Foundation office in Abuja, the two organizations also agreed to work on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
The Executive Director CMPA and project manager Dr. Suleiman Amu Suleiman said “the objectives of the project were revised to avoid duplication of responsibilities carried out by other Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs).
“ACAs do anti-corruption works focusing on fighting corruption in Nigeria. Researchers also believe that ACAs are engaged in the prevention of corruption and making policies to prevent or reduce corruption through detections and sanctions.
“But beyond this, CMPA observed, that what the ACAs think they are doing and what the public thinks they are doing is quite different.
‘Based on this, CMPA identified a gap on how anti-corruption activities are reported by the ACAs and the public.
“NAPPR project aims to address this gap by designing a harmonized template for reporting anti-corruption by all the ACAs, civil society organizations and media organizations in Nigeria,” he added.
Responding, the Chief Executive Officer of CLEEN Foundation, Gad Peter, said that the Foundation is involved in monitoring corruption cases in courts, recovery of looted monies and judicious utilization of the money recovered.
“As an organization working in the area of anti-corruption, I want to assure you of our support throughout the implementation phase of the project,’ Peter assured.
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