Corruption: ‘Women are more reliable handling whistle blowing policy’




The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has said women are more reliable in unearthing cases of corruption calling on them to take advantage of the federal government’s whistle blowing policy.

It Executive Director CISLAC Auwal Musa Rafsanjani who represented by the Director Legal Adeshina Oke, during a one-day sensitization and awareness creation on Advocacy Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) in Abuja on Tuesday, said more often than not complaints that emanates from women especially those on abuse of office, nepotism or theft of public funds.

He said the increasing level of corrupt practices in the country calls for concerted effort to eradicate and women should brace up to the challenge since they and their children suffer the brunt the most.

He said the increasing level of corrupt practices in the country calls for concerted effort to eradicate and women should brace up to the challenge since they and their children suffer the brunt the most.

According to him, ALAC is a public complaints platform jointly funded by Transparency International, Global Affairs Canada and CISLAC to take complaints on grafts and channel them to the relevant agencies.

He explained that ALAC was operated by CISLAC provides a confidential avenue for victims and witnesses of corruption to report . 

“These reports are forwarded to the relevant institutions and followed up to ensure redress , free legal advice is also offered at the centre,” he said . 

Also, the Head of Complaint Response Unit in the Nigeria Police Force, NPF , CP Markus Ishaku urged participants to report corruption cases of any ill treatment in the police .

He said the unit market value in the platform with their phone adding that they can photograph and video whatever they have on the social media. 

“We want to be as transparent as possible, you don’t have to come to our office . We are on Twitter, WhatsApp , Facebook among others ,” he said . 




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