TOWARDS A FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY REGIME IN NIGERIATHE CIVIL SOCIETY MASS MEDIA INTERVENTION ISBN: 978-078-069-6
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre with funding from USIAD through a grant from PACT-Nigeria organized series of Roundtable meetings on the Fiscal Responsibility Regime. In pursuant to the creation of more accountable and transparent processes where the resources of the state are channelled towards the general good of the citizens and governance is strengthened. The publication comprises reports from the various meetings that were held over that period with relevant stakeholders including members of State Houses of Assembly and Civil Society Organizations.
The opening chapter was on a One Day Stakeholder’s meeting that was held on April 26th 2006 organized by CISLAC with support from PACT-Nigeria at Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja. It entailed a very thought provoking forum with the objective of articulating civil society input into the debate surrounding the Bill-Fiscal responsibility Bill.
Chapter two on the other hand is a detailed report of a similar Roundtable, but this time of the National Assembly.
Chapter three is a continuation of the engagement: a Media Roundtable on the fiscal responsibility regime debate.
Chapter Four looked at The Mass Media and the Fiscal Responsibility Bill in Nigeria.
Chapter Five of this publication is on The Imperative of Media Input in the Fiscal Responsibility Bill by Edetaen Ojo. In it he spoke of the need for media involvement in ensuring public participation in governance, the media’s role in ensuring good governance and a brief look at the Fiscal Responsibility Bill.
Chapter Six delves into Civil Society perspective on fiscal responsibility issues in a paper by ChibuzoEkwekwuo of Public and Private Rights Watch titled “Further Insight into Civil Society Perspective on the Fiscal Responsibility Bill”. The paper looked at certain fundamental questions around fiscal regime legislation.
Towards the end of the book are annexures of papers presented during the media round table.
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