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Group urges Nigerians to speak up when government reneges on electoral promises  


Hon. Chairman INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has implored Nigerians not to keep quiet when those in government fail in the performance of their duties or renege on electoral promises.
CACOL’s Chairman, Debo Adeniran, said this during a consultative meeting, organised by CACOL in collaboration with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) for Governance, Accountability, Transparency Education (C-Gate) delegates from Ikeja Division in Lagos, themed: Prioritising anti-corruption and accountability issues during the 2023 general elections in Lagos State.
Adeniran said it is important to speak up, as that is one of the ways to make political leaders alive to their responsibility. He added that if political leaders failed to engage them in the governance process, they must go to them to ask critical questions about the programmes and projects, especially at the local council level. 
He said each C-GATE unit should comprise at least 11 persons and are expected to meet regularly. He said: “The aim is to have community educators who are to take responsibility for ensuring that their communities get what they deserve. They are to have a say in how leaders emerge and in how budgets are prepared and implemented.

“The main project goal is to reduce corruption in Nigeria by bolstering support for anti-corruption efforts and social inclusion of critical groups to strengthen anti-corruption policies and programmes at the state level, as the country prepares for 2023 elections.”


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