Communiques

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 […]

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 BOLTON WHITE HOTEL, ABUJA ON FRIDAY 2ND 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 Dr. David Olayemi as the lead presenters. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following observations and recommendations were made:
OBSERVATIONS

Programmes and Policies inconsistence, lack of implementation of various pro-poor policies on agriculture and poor functionality of the existing agricultural institutions has hampered sustainable interventions for agricultural development in the country.
Lack of agricultural extension service, weak coordination among various authorities on agriculture, endemic corruption, lack of pro-poor policy formulation and implementation remain a […]