The Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, says that Nigeria ranked 150 out of 180 countries in the 2022 Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
The Executive Director of DEAN Initiative, Semiye Michael has expressed displeasure over Nigeria’s level of achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seven years down the line, especially in the areas of education[Goal 4] and climate action [Goal 13].
As 2023 General Election Campaigns approaches, Civil Society Organization under the aegis of Connected Development (CODE) has called on politicians to flip the script by focussing their campaign manifesto on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure inclusivity.
A non governmental organization Global Rights, has urged the Nigerian government to do away with draconian laws and work on media Regulations that would be favorable to the civil socities in general before the commencement of the 2023 general elections.
Coalition of Civil Society Organisations have called on the Nigerian government to boldly invest in long term interventions that will end violence and all forms of atrocities in the country.
On the 22nd and 23rd February 2022, Global Rights-led Community of Practice Against Mass Atrocities convened a 2-day National Summit on Mass Atrocities themed: “Remembering to Prevent: Enhancing Collective Memory for Mass Atrocities Prevention”. The Summit was a hybrid event featuring a physical gathering in Nigeria’s Federal Capital, Abuja, and online participation across the country and globally.
Despite enormous solid mineral deposits with potentials to ‘fire up the economy,’ the minister of Mines and Steel development, Olamilekan Adegbite decried that Nigeria’s mining sector contribution to the GDP has rather witnessed a decline for more than 40 years, and without significant growth.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has said that, atrocities against Nigeria citizens should not be forgotten or swept under the carpet, but be matted with strict sanctions regardless of who they are.
2023 general elections, the hope that President Muhammadu Buhari will assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill appears uncertain as 23 civil society groups, on Friday, expressed fear that the same fate that befell previous attempts to amend Nigeria’s election law awaits this latest version, barely few days to the deadline, before which the Independent National Electoral Commission is expected by law to release the Notice of Election for 2023 general elections
A call has gone on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Minister’s of finance, health and other stakeholders who in one way or the other connected to mismanagement of the Covid-19 intervention funds donated to Nigeria.