CISLAC trains journalists on graft investigation, accountability
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has embarked on the training of 20 journalists on investigation of corruption in Nigeria’s politics, so as to prioritise anti-corruption and accountability in the 2023 general elections.
The Executive Director of CISLAC, Mr. Auwal Rafsanjani, declared the sensitisation workshop open, yesterday, in Keffi Local Council, Nasarawa State.
Theme of the workshop is ‘Journalist Training on Prioritising Anti-Corruption and Accountability Issues during the 2023 Elections.’
Rafsanjani, represented by CISLAC Finance and Administration Manager, Mr. Magaji Abubakar, said the aim of the gathering was to sensitise journalists on the importance of transparency in the electoral process and how they could contribute.
“This project plans to improve capacity of the media to investigate the presence of dirty money in Nigeria’s political process and increase citizens’ demand for accountability in the funding of political processes, educating voters on exercise of their democratic rights, as well as evaluate the fairness of the process, its efficiency and probity,” he said.
Tow of the participants, Kayode Babalola of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Moses Aja of the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS), commended CISLAC for the knowledge acquired, which they said would help them to investigate and report corrupt practices better.