2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Mar 25th | 10:00 am CET - 10:30 am CET

REPLAY: Combating opacity of COVID-19 relief-process in Nigeria

Description

This session is organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum - please scroll down for the recording. With the outbreak of the pandemic, the Nigerian Government struggles to respond to the consequences of the shortfall. Following the discovery of relief materials in warehouses across the country, there have been growing calls by citizens and other non-state actors for more information regarding the utilization of COVID-19 assistance. These calls originate from the organized private sector, development partners, international financial organizations and multilateral bodies. Foreign assistance is another area that is often overlooked which contributes massively to the COVID-19 relief process. For example, the International Monetary Fund assisted Nigeria with $3.4b USD under its Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). This session foresees the presentation of a research which serves as an advocacy tool in identifying gaps, good practices and ways to improve Nigeria’s COVID-19 relief process. The data collection of qualitative and quantitative sources has been conducted throughout the help from multiple stakeholders such as CSOs, media and governmental agencies. Speakers: Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) - Executive Director, CISLAC Samuel Asimi - Programme Officer Anti-Corruption, CISLAC Emir Suljovic - Research Officer Anti-Corruption & Head of Communications and Organizational Development, CISLAC Link to website: www.cislacnigeria.net