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Report of the Second SANDS Round Table Meeting – July 12, 2017

Report of the One-day Civil Society Roundtable towards: Increasing Access to Information in the Nigerian Security Sector

 

Acronyms

BPP: Bureau for Public Procurement

FoIA: Freedom of Information Act 011

MDA: Ministries, Departments and Agencies (the Nigerian state)

MoD: Ministry of Defence

MoJ: Ministry of Justice

OGP: Open Government Partnership

OGP NAP: Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (approved at a presidential level)

ONSA: Office National Security Advisor

OSA: Official Secrets Act

PPA: Public Procurement Act 2007

PPDC: Public Private Development Centre (NGO)

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Introduction

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in collaboration with the Transparency International Defence and Security Programme (TI-DS), and with support from the United Kingdom Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (UK CSSF), organised a civil society round table meeting on 12 July 2017, at Sandralia Hotel, Abuja, towards “Increasing Access to Information in the Nigerian Security Sector.”

The round table was attended by many of the primary civil society organizations tackling issues relating to conflict and instability, defence procurement and corruption, including […]

CISLAC launches SDGs Shadow Report, Global Office in New York

By Chioma Kanu and Abubakar Jimoh

Effort to complement current effort by Nigerian government in advancing the fight against corruption brought to the fore, a ‘Shadow Report’ developed and launched by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) at the UN General Assembly 72 Session Side Event in New York.

Apart from the launched Report, the event also availed CISLAC the opportunity to deepen advocacy and launch her ‘Global Office’ in New York.

As emphasised in the opening address of the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), the shadow report focuses mainly on the anti-corruption agenda, in particular on SDG 16, which specifically addresses illicit financial and arms flows, bribery and other forms of corruption, and access to information.

He said: “We are very much aware of the harmful of effects of corruption as it relegates development efforts to the background plunging countries into underdevelopment. A society free of corruption is healthy, wealthy, […]