Communiques

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 […]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF ONE DAY 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 DOKO INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, MINNA, NIGER STATE ON THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2015.

 
PREAMBLE:
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized one day 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 about 30 participants from various civil society groups working on health, agriculture and nutrition. It featured Dr. David Olayemi, Mrs. M.O Omotoso and Chioma Kanu as the lead presenters. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following observations and recommendations were made:
OBSERVATIONS

As malnutrition remains a neglected, but silent scourge arising from inadequate food and poor nutrition status, children are the most hit by high level of malnutrition in the world.
While Niger state is among the states hit by high burden of malnutrition in Nigeria, an estimated 53% of child deaths in Nigeria has […]

Text of a Communiqué issued at the End of a 2-Day Summit on Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria organized by the Civil Society Legislative Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) with Support from the Ford Foundation.

Date: August 19-20, 2015.
Venue: National Centre for Women Development, Abuja

Preamble
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre with the support from Ford Foundation collaborated with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) in organizing a Two-Day event to commemorate the 2015 World Humanitarian Day alongside a Summit on Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria. Other partners including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the State of the Union (SOTU) also supported the Summit. The event had the representatives of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs), Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), International and local Humanitarian and Development Partners, members of the Diplomatic Corp, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Media.
Nigeria currently hosts around 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons, hence, the event was organized to create awareness about displacement particularly in the North East, place the issue […]

ACTION POINTS FROM ADVOCACY VISIT ON MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) TO KANO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, KANO ON 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2015

In line with its commitment to give greater attention to the plights of women and children in the country, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from MacArthur Foundation has paid an advocacy visit to the Kano State House of Assembly. The visit aimed primarily at presenting the legislature with relevant findings and recommendations from various implemented activities in Kano State since 2013, to engage relevant stakeholders such as —Legislature, Executives, Civil Society, and the Media, on issues affecting maternal and child health. The visit was part of the efforts to advocate to the State’s Legislature for appropriate action on their roles and responsibilities towards effective maternal and child health in the State.
Call for Action to Kano State House of Assembly
As reiterated by relevant stakeholders at various engagements, during the visit, CISLAC advised the legislature to consider the following:

Increased resources and budgetary allocation to health sector; and full-fledged […]

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER THE NATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION’S CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON PEACE AND SECURITY ORGANIZED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM NSRP HELD IN KANEM SUITES, UTAKO DISTRICT, ABUJA ON THE 25th DAY OF AUGUST, 2015

 
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from NSRP held a one day National Civil Society Consultative Meeting on Peace and Security with a focus on corruption and instability in Nigeria. The meeting was attended by Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Independent Corrupt Practice and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Women and Youth groups, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, NGOs, Media Practitioners as well as experts in the peace and security sector. After exhaustive deliberations in the Defence and Security Sector. We, the participants:
Recognize that across the length and breadth of the country, the quagmire of National insecurity stalk like the proverbial albatross hindering the attainment of national transformation and development despite the stupendous amount of budgetary allocation to the security sector.
Also Recognize That budgetary allocation to the defence and security sector is not subjected to fiscal accountability and transparency […]