Govt lacks transparent, accountable mechanism to recover assets – CISLAC

The Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre ( CISLAC) has expressed concern that the Federal Government has not created a transparent and accountable mechanism for the management of recovered assets and loots.

The Centre said Nigerians are yet to see the results from the use of the recovered assets,  if they have at all been put to us.

The Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani while unveiling the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that these efforts are helping to put corruption in the public consciousness and mobilize civic voices .

Musa also said a perfect expression of corruption fighting back and government not doing enough to appropriate the partnership opportunities provided by renewed civic involvement in anti-corruption.

He lamented that those exposing corruption of those in power was met with harrasment and intimidation.

According to him, a lot more investigative journalists are risking their lives to expose corruption in procurement, constituency projects and government spending.

“Civil groups are collaborating to put pressure on government across the federal and local government levels to make duty bearers accountable,” he said.

On poor understanding of the definition of corruption and how to tackle it, Musa said the authorities lack consistency and understanding on what corruption actually is .

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