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Rafsanjani bestowed ‘2018 ICON of Community Development Award’

Rafsanjani bestowed ‘2018 ICON of Community Development Award’

The Arewa Student Forum (ASF) has bestowed on the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) “2018 ICON of Community Development Award”.

Presenting the Award to the Executive Director on behalf of the Forum, a delegation led by Comrade Abdullahi Muhammad Saleh, Treasurer, ASF, said the award was in recognition of his “immense contribution towards societal development, human upliftment, youth development and service to the nation”.

According to the Comrade Saleh, the recipient was nominated after a thorough deliberation and scrutiny at a recent meeting held by the Forum in Jigawa state where his outstanding leadership qualities in the service to humanity was highly acknowledged and commended, stating that the Forum had no hesitation to bestow on him, 2018 ICON of Community Development Award.

He said: “We acknowledge your principle, infallible moral background and community driven development.

“We are […]

Passage of PIGB: CISLAC commends the House, calls for the passage of other outstanding PIG Bills

Passage of PIGB: CISLAC commends the House, calls for the passage of other outstanding PIG Bills

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) commends the House of Representatives for the recent passage of the much awaited Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB).

While we welcome and applaud the passage, we find such development worthy of commendation as it will, to appreciable extent, promote transparency, accountability and governance, as well as curtail monumental financial losses in our nation’s oil and gas sector.

We are not unaware that the passage, which aims primarily at the restructuring and reformation of the nation’s oil and gas sector has set the pace for unbundling of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to establishing independence agency for effective operationalization and regulation of the sector and merger of its subsidiaries into an entity for appropriate supervision and coordination.

We recall that both the House and the Senate passed the PIGB for a second […]

Humanitarian crisis: CISLAC charges the media on accurate reportage

 

By Austin Erameh

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the media on accurate and effective public and policy sensitisation on issues bothering the passage, assent and implementation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Policy to alleviate the plight of the IDPs in the country.

Making this call at the recently concluded Media Dialogue session in Rivers state, the Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), represented by Program Manager, Democratic Governance, Okeke Anya, said the increasing humanitarian crisis in the South-South region with apparent capacity gaps by media practitioners to accurately cover and report on related issues had informed the need for the Dialogue.

He commended relevant authorities in the state for their continued support for affected persons in the wake of crisis including the hundreds of thousands of IDPs in the Bakassi region and the on-going influx of Refugees who flee violence and persecution in Southern Cameroun.

Also speaking at […]

‘Nigeria lacks legal framework to prosecute non-disclosure of beneficial ownership’ —Rafsanjani

By Abubakar Jimoh

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has hitherto been involved in series of interventions on Beneficial Ownership disclosure with specific focus on the extractive sector as a means to promoting Transparency and Accountability, curbing Illicit Financial Flows and promotion of tax transparency. At a Global Forum for Asset Recovery (GFAR) held recently in Washington, USA, the Executive Director of CISLAC made some disclosures on Nigeria’s progress in Beneficial Ownership transparency.

There are indications that beneficial owners hide behind legal person members of a company in the award of contracts without being identified in Nigeria.
This disclosure was made by the Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) at Global Forum for Asset Recovery (GFAR) held in Washington, USA.
The Executive Director, who was also a Nigerian delegate at the Forum, bemoaned absence of legal requirement for Nigerian companies to maintain a register of […]

Niger Delta: Group demands prompt clean-up of polluted communities

Salaudeen Hashim
A group of Nigerian non-state actors working on good governance has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency end environmental degradation and fast-tract total clean-up of polluted communities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
The group made this call at a National Summit on the ‘Niger Delta Clean-up organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in Abuja.
Giving his opening remarks at the Summit, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), Executive Director of CISLAC, said the effects and impact of environmental degradation constituted nothing but evident violation of human rights and major impediment to the development of the region.
The Executive Director bemoaned deliberate institutional bureaucracy slowing down the implementation of Ogoni clean-up project launched by the Federal Government since 2015, calling for inclusive process and participation of the concerned communities in the clean-up exercise.
He said: “More than a year after the federal government launched the implementation of […]

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, […]

Request for Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

REVIEW OF PROVISIONS OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILLS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FACT-SHEET

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, requests for proposals from a competent consultant to undertake a review of current drafts of all the components of the Petroleum Industry Bill. This is in furtherance of the implementation of a project to promote multi-stakeholder support for the passage of the Bill.

 

Project Background

The need for a better regulatory framework for the oil and gas sector has been long established. The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) suffered repeated setbacks due largely to disagreements and poor understanding of the critical issues among stakeholders. These disagreements have centred mostly on the regulatory framework, including power of the Minister, ownership and control of the resources, host community benefits, environmental concerns, appropriate fiscal regime, and a few others. Each PIB process has ended with each administration, to be restarted almost from scratch by the […]

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

Background

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is by this means calling for submission of applications from suitably qualified individuals to serve as Procurement Monitors.

CISLAC is a non- governmental, non- profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization and was integrated as a corporate body with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2006. CISLAC’s areas of focus include; budget monitoring, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, human rights (gender equality, educational equity and improvements, sexuality and reproductive health, children and other vulnerable groups.

Within the framework of an on-going project known as Integrity, Mobilisation, Participation, Accountability, Anti-corruption and Transparency (IMPACT Nigeria) being supported by Transparency International(TI), CISLAC targets promoting more participatory processes in public procurement and encourages the empowering of citizens to become part of the anti-corruption drive through the instrumentality of enhanced compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007 […]

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

Background

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is by this means calling for submission of applications from suitably qualified individuals to serve as Procurement Monitors.

CISLAC is a non- governmental, non- profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization and was integrated as a corporate body with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2006. CISLAC’s areas of focus include; budget monitoring, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, human rights (gender equality, educational equity and improvements, sexuality and reproductive health, children and other vulnerable groups.

Within the framework of an on-going project known as Integrity, Mobilisation, Participation, Accountability, Anti-corruption and Transparency (IMPACT Nigeria) being supported by Transparency International(TI), CISLAC targets promoting more participatory processes in public procurement and encourages the empowering of citizens to become part of the anti-corruption drive through the instrumentality of enhanced compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007 […]