S.A.N.D.S. Updates

Strengthening Accountability in the Nigerian Defence Sector

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 […]

Report of SANDS CSO Round Table Meeting – June 29, 2017

Report of the One-Day Civil Society Round Table towards Improving Public Oversight In Defence Spending

As part of the activities of the project “Strengthening Accountability in the Nigeria Defence Sector (SANDS),” Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Transparency International-(DSP), with support from United Kingdom CSSF of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, organized a One-Day Civil Society Roundtable towards Improving Public Oversight on Defence Spending at Sandralia Hotel, Abuja, on the 29th of June, 2017.

The meeting had in attendance key players in the security sector to address issues regarding indiscriminate spending in the Nigerian defence sector. Amongst participants at the meeting were SERDEC, BudgIT, PPDC, Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC), CISLAC, Transparency International-DSP, a representative of the UK CSSF of the Foreign and Commonwealth office, ICIR and CLEEN.

The aim of the meeting is outlined as follows;

• To discuss common work on accountability for defence and security spending

• To define problem statements in […]