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Communique Issued at One-Day Legislative Dialogue on Maternal Health Accountability

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF ONE-DAY LEGISLATIVE DIALOGUE ON MATERNAL HEALTH ACCOUNTABILITY ORGANISED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM MACARTHUR FOUNDATION HELD AT THE KANO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2017

Preamble:

CISLAC with support from MacArthur Foundation organized Legislative Dialogue on Maternal Health Accountability in Kano state. The Dialogue aims at bringing relevant legislative committees in the Assembly under one roof to brainstorm and proffer holistic recommendations on adequate, accessible, affordable and effective maternal and child health in the state, within their respective mandates. The session was chaired by the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Atta. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following observations and recommendations were made:

Observations:

The State House of Assembly’s critical legislative process had brought to limelight, Health Trust Fund Act with dedicated budget line for MNCH to be funded through 5% deduction from […]

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER A ONE-DAY SOUTH EAST FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION TOWARDS STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE NIGERIA DEFENCE SECTOR ORGANIZED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC)

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER A ONE DAY SOUTH EAST FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION TOWARDS STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE NIGERIA DEFENCE SECTOR ORGANIZED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA AND TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF BAYVIEW RESORTS & HOTELS, IN ENUGU STATE ON THE 17th OF NOVEMBER, 2016

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Global Affairs Canada and Transparency International (TI) held a one-day Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on citizens’ role towards Strengthening Accountability in the Nigeria Defence Sector (SANDS). The FGD was attended by anti-corruption focused NGOs from Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Imo and Ebonyi states. Community influence and opinion Leaders, Council Officials, Youth Groups, Women Associations, Students and Community-Based Organizations. After exhaustive deliberations on the aim of the FGD which is to elicit citizens participation in strengthening accountability in the defence sector. We, the participants:

Recognize that the […]

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER THE BI-MONTHLY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON PEACE AND SECURITY CONVENED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC)

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER THE BI-MONTHLY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON PEACE AND SECURITY CONVENED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM NIGERIA STABILITY AND RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME HELD IN KANEM SUITES, UTAKO DISTRICT, ABUJA ON THE 10TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2016

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) convened the Bi-Monthly Meeting of the National Civil Society Consultative Forum on Peace and Security.  The meeting was attended by the Hon. National Commissioner – North Central, Hajia Amina Zakari, and Representative from the Office of the National Security Adviser. National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and IDP, Director Risk Reduction and Mitigation NEMA, NSCDC, Nigeria Police Force, Peace Corp of Nigeria, Women and Youth groups, Diplomatic Community, Faith Based Organizations, NGOs, Academia, Religious Leaders, Members of the Parliament, Media Practitioners as well as experts in the […]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CIVIL SOCIETY WORKSHOP ON LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY ADVOCACY ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND HEALTH IN NIGERIA ORGANIZED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) HELD AT CHESTERFIELD HOTEL, IKEJA LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2015.

 
PREAMBLE:
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized Civil Society Workshop on Legislative and Policy Advocacy on Agriculture, Nutrition and Health in Nigeria. The meeting aimed at training civil society groups to understand and effectively demand accountability on Nigeria’s legislative and policy process in the areas of health, nutrition and agriculture. The meeting drew over 30 participants from various civil society groups working on health, agriculture and nutrition. It featured Mrs. M.O Omotoso, Mallam Y.Z Ya’u and Chioma Kanu as the lead presenters. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following observations and recommendations were made:
OBSERVATIONS

So far, administrative inconsistency in policy implementation on agriculture and abuse of office has impeded sustainable intervention in the agricultural sector.
Although Lagos state government has introduced e-extension service to provide farmers with relevant information on agricultural extension services in the state, however, widespread awareness of the service, especially in the grassroots requires improvement.
Inadequate extension […]