Focal Point: Lukman Adefolahan, Programe Officer
Mission and vision
The vision of ZCC is to build a Nigeria society with Zero-tolerance of corruption.
Our mission is to re-establish the culture of transparency, accountability, integrity and respect for human dignity in order to attain good governance and social justice.
General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area
Presently the work of the coalition is focused on:
- Awareness creation through dissemination of information through the ZCC list serve
- Capacity building for CSOs, the media and other relevant stakeholders
- Advocacy for the improvement of the processes of public institutions including the monitoring of implementation of relevant legislation such as the Public Procurement Act, the Fiscal Responsibility Act, the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) amongst others.
- Creating a database on the trends of corruption in Nigeria.
Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC
Given the leverage which the ZCC enjoys as a member of the Inter Agency Task Team that is the government agency saddled with the coordination of anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria, the ZCC has been using that opportunity to continue to follow up on the processes of the development of the National Strategy to Combat Corruption through active participation and promotion of UNCAC activities even beyond the compilation of the report up till the point of the final adoption of the strategy as a national policy document.
We are participating in the current project being implemented by one of the Coalition’s members that is Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) within the framework of their project “Civil Society Advocacy to Support Anti-Corruption in Nigeria (CASAN), a project currently being implemented with support from UNDP under the EU funded 10th European Development Fund (EDF).
We are participating in the work of Lead Researcher on the UNCAC implementation and review with emphasis on the second review cycle of UNCAC (2015-2020) which will cover Chapter II preventive measures and Chapter V on asset recovery as well as other chapters relevant to support the anti-corruption process in Nigeria. The research also involves the assessment of Nigeria’s implementation of United Nation Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The consultancy services will also include facilitation of two workshops.
A ZCC programme officer was engaged as resource person to deliver a power point presentation on the implementation of UNCAC and its review mechanism in Nigeria.
Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC
Yes, we are active in UNCAC implementation in Nigeria. Immediately after the balloting of the focal person, we participated in the roundtable organised by UNODC/UNDP in collaboration with TUGAR to sensitise CSOs on our roles. We actively participated in the UNCAC review process during the second review cycle when the self-assessment checklist was circulated for our input. We also mobilised CSOs to participate in the country visit of the reviewers. Apart from that we are active in advocating for the implementation of the action plan developed by TUGAR. Also towards the review process we got a support to monitor the implementation of UNCAC Article 12 that deals with private sector in order input the recommendation into the national strategy to combat corruption. We are one of the CSOs working with other Coalition members in this current review process of engaging with the on-going review process on chapters II and V.
If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where
Lukman Adefolahan, February, 2015. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Apart from the above, our other staff have participated in various UNCAC/UNODC training at various countries such as Doha, Vienna, Tunis, Luxemburg and South Africa.