NGO seeks support to sustain anti-corruption fight
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human and Environment Development Agenda (HEDA,) has sought to collaborate with the media to fight corruption.
Chairman of HEDA Resource Centre, Olanrewaju Suraju, at a session, said a robust collaboration between the media and the group will strengthen its fight against graft in the country.
Specifically, he said as the 2023 electioneering year approaches, it was important to partner with the media to nip into the corrupt practices of the politicians and Nigerians, who would want to capitalise on the period to carry out their nefarious acts.
He bemoaned the recent report by Transparency International (TI), which ranked Nigeria 154 out of the 180 countries in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report for the year 2021.
He said if both parties joined hands to tackle the menace headlong through collaboration, corruption in Nigeria will reduce drastically.
Also, Executive Secretary, HEDA, Suleiman Arigbabu, enjoined the media to collaborate with the group in setting an agenda for environment justice and human rights in 2022.
According to him, the media and civil society groups should not relent in the fight to ensure a just energy transition.