Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CeFTIW)

Country: Nigeria
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Head of Organisation: Umar Yakubu, Executive Director
Focal Point: Jonah Uket, Program Director
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Mission and Vision

Promoting accountability, transparency within the public sector, and ensuring good governance at all levels.

Priority areas the organisation is working on

  • Anti-corruption
  • Criminal Justice Sector Reform
  • Fiscal Transparency
  • Integrity of Public Officers
  • Asset Recovery

Most important achievements in the past two years

The Center funded the development and deployment of an Asset Recovery Database, which is domiciled in the Asset Recovery and Management Unit of the Federal Ministry of Justice.  The database host records of all assets forfeited to the Federal Government and their location. This project aims to improve transparency in the asset recovery and management processes in Nigeria in line with increasing asset recovery and accountability in the return of assets.

In line with promoting access to information about anti-corruption efforts and promoting transparency and areas crucial to preventing corruption, the Center launched the Transparency and Integrity Index 2021. The Index seeks to establish the extent of public institutions’ demonstration of vital information related to good governance on their websites.

The Center, in collaboration with the Administration of the Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC), organized a one-day stakeholders’ advocacy workshop on the passage of the Anti-corruption bills, such as the Witness Protection and Management Bill, Whistleblowers Protection Bill amongst others – to protect those who uncover and report on corruption matters and encourage whistleblowers.

The Center also organized a one-day stakeholders’ workshop on Anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) for legal practitioners.  The objective of the workshop is to discuss ways towards strengthening the current efforts to combat corruption, money laundering, and financing of terrorism with the support of legal practitioners.

Specific description of the CSO’s work on anti-corruption

The Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CeFTIW) launched Nigeria’s first Transparency and Integrity Index (TII) 2021. The objective of the Index is to assess and evaluate the publication of some classes of information that are statutorily required to be within the public domain, particularly on the websites of public institutions.

The Center in collaboration with the Senate Committee on Financial Crimes organized the review of the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS – 2017 -2021).

The National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2017–2021, seeks to develop and implement mechanisms to improve the governance of public institutions at Federal, State, and Local Government levels and remove corruption-related factors inhibiting their accessibility and capacity to deliver quality services to Nigerians.  The event brought together critical stakeholders and agencies to provide information on their level of implementation of the NACS.

The Centre further developed the Preventive Program in Schools Initiative (PPSI). PPSI is a program that focuses on educating young Nigerians on crime and other related matters.

A global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)