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  •  The Development Bank of Nigeria DBN Bank of Industry BOI and National Pension Commission PENCOM have emerged as the top three organisations in the 2022 Transparency and Integrity Index ranking for Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the DBN came top of the ranking with 58 74 points while BOI and PENCOM scored 48 33 each to finish second and third respectively The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI Bureau of Public Service Reforms Bureau of Public Procurement Debt Management Office ICPC and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority were among the top 10 The ranking was carried out by the Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch CeFTIW supported by MacArthur Foundation The Executive Director of CeFTIW Mr Umar Yakubu said at the 511 MDAs were assessed across six broad variables Yakubu said the ranking was aimed at preventing corruption in public office as it centred on procurement budget human resources inclusion and website integrity We used this to check the level of transparency with regards to public finances especially in procurement how the MDAs spend their money generate taxes recruit people it also assesses them generally on efficiency It is on this assessment that we brought out the ranking of 511 institutions which you saw where some did well and some did not do well We want MDAs to do well We hope they will engage Nigerians more on their websites and it is a way of preventing corruption he said Yakubu regretted that most MDAs chose to present information on their citizen engagement but decline information on procurement which turned out to be where the corruption centered more He also frowned at the non availability of information on federal character from the MDAs to enable Nigerians know states representation in the various public offices Those are the things missing but citizens engagement social media relationship are very active but our aim is for the MDAs to give information on procurement and publish their audited report Highest score last year was 31 per cent while this year is over 50 per cent so it is a sign that things will get better He said that the centre had already involved the EFCC ICPC and Code of Conduct Bureau to compel defaulting MDAs to give information on procurement and things concerning their finances The Secretary to Government of the Federation SGF Mr Boss Mustapha said the federal government had stepped up measures to strengthen external audit scrutiny in the management of public funds Mustapha represented by Mr Nnamdi Mbaeri Permanent Secretary General Services office of the SGF said the measures would be achieved through the introduction of the Open Treasury Portal for full disclosure of payments Mr Dasuki Arabia Director General Bureau of Public Service Reforms said transparency and accountability were critical in ensuring that resource were properly managed for the benefit of all Arabia said the need for prudence and transparency in government were informed by the economic vulnerability caused by the dip in oil prices across the world and the wide perception of Nigeria been regarded as a nation bedeviled with high rate of corruption Prudent public finance management have become imperative as government continues to face significant fiscal constraints with expenditures rising much faster than revenues resulting in rising budget deficits and borrowings Accordingly the unveiling of the Probe Monitor Portal and the Public Service Diary Application is a laudable step towards creating reservoir of knowledge for judicial processes It will also strengthen track records of Public Servants towards mentorship and promoting core ethical values within Public Institutions Arabia said He noted that wake of the Post COVID and its attendant consequences as well as global trend of economic recession had made it imperative for nations to review their economic policies Arabia also noted that nations were now fashioning out new Public Financial Management models towards economic growth and development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DBN, BOI, PENCOM  top 2022 integrity index ranking for MDAs
     The Development Bank of Nigeria DBN Bank of Industry BOI and National Pension Commission PENCOM have emerged as the top three organisations in the 2022 Transparency and Integrity Index ranking for Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the DBN came top of the ranking with 58 74 points while BOI and PENCOM scored 48 33 each to finish second and third respectively The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI Bureau of Public Service Reforms Bureau of Public Procurement Debt Management Office ICPC and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority were among the top 10 The ranking was carried out by the Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch CeFTIW supported by MacArthur Foundation The Executive Director of CeFTIW Mr Umar Yakubu said at the 511 MDAs were assessed across six broad variables Yakubu said the ranking was aimed at preventing corruption in public office as it centred on procurement budget human resources inclusion and website integrity We used this to check the level of transparency with regards to public finances especially in procurement how the MDAs spend their money generate taxes recruit people it also assesses them generally on efficiency It is on this assessment that we brought out the ranking of 511 institutions which you saw where some did well and some did not do well We want MDAs to do well We hope they will engage Nigerians more on their websites and it is a way of preventing corruption he said Yakubu regretted that most MDAs chose to present information on their citizen engagement but decline information on procurement which turned out to be where the corruption centered more He also frowned at the non availability of information on federal character from the MDAs to enable Nigerians know states representation in the various public offices Those are the things missing but citizens engagement social media relationship are very active but our aim is for the MDAs to give information on procurement and publish their audited report Highest score last year was 31 per cent while this year is over 50 per cent so it is a sign that things will get better He said that the centre had already involved the EFCC ICPC and Code of Conduct Bureau to compel defaulting MDAs to give information on procurement and things concerning their finances The Secretary to Government of the Federation SGF Mr Boss Mustapha said the federal government had stepped up measures to strengthen external audit scrutiny in the management of public funds Mustapha represented by Mr Nnamdi Mbaeri Permanent Secretary General Services office of the SGF said the measures would be achieved through the introduction of the Open Treasury Portal for full disclosure of payments Mr Dasuki Arabia Director General Bureau of Public Service Reforms said transparency and accountability were critical in ensuring that resource were properly managed for the benefit of all Arabia said the need for prudence and transparency in government were informed by the economic vulnerability caused by the dip in oil prices across the world and the wide perception of Nigeria been regarded as a nation bedeviled with high rate of corruption Prudent public finance management have become imperative as government continues to face significant fiscal constraints with expenditures rising much faster than revenues resulting in rising budget deficits and borrowings Accordingly the unveiling of the Probe Monitor Portal and the Public Service Diary Application is a laudable step towards creating reservoir of knowledge for judicial processes It will also strengthen track records of Public Servants towards mentorship and promoting core ethical values within Public Institutions Arabia said He noted that wake of the Post COVID and its attendant consequences as well as global trend of economic recession had made it imperative for nations to review their economic policies Arabia also noted that nations were now fashioning out new Public Financial Management models towards economic growth and development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DBN, BOI, PENCOM  top 2022 integrity index ranking for MDAs
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    DBN, BOI, PENCOM  top 2022 integrity index ranking for MDAs

    The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), Bank of Industry (BOI)  and National Pension Commission (PENCOM) have emerged as the top three organisations in the 2022 Transparency and Integrity Index ranking for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the DBN came top of the ranking with 58.74 points, while BOI and PENCOM scored 48.33 each, to finish second and third respectively.

    The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Bureau of Public Procurement, Debt Management Office, ICPC and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority were among the top 10. The ranking was carried out by the Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CeFTIW), supported by MacArthur Foundation.

    The Executive Director of CeFTIW, Mr Umar Yakubu said at the 511 MDAs were assessed, across six broad variables.

    Yakubu said the ranking was aimed at preventing corruption in public office as it centred on procurement, budget, human resources, inclusion and website integrity.

    “We used this to check the level of transparency with regards to public finances especially in procurement, how the MDAs spend their money, generate taxes, recruit people; it also assesses them generally on efficiency.

    “It is on this assessment that we brought out the ranking of 511 institutions which you saw where some did well and some did not do well.

    “We want MDAs to do well.

    We hope they will engage Nigerians more on their websites, and it is a way of preventing corruption,” he said.

    Yakubu regretted that most MDAs chose to present information on their citizen- engagement but decline information on procurement which turned out to be where the corruption centered more.

    He also frowned at the non availability of information on federal character from the MDAs to enable Nigerians know states representation in the various public offices.

    “Those are the things missing, but citizens engagement, social media relationship are very active but our aim is for the MDAs to give information on procurement and publish their audited report.

    “Highest score last year was 31 per cent, while this year is over 50 per cent, so it is a sign that things will get better.

    ” He said that the centre had already involved the EFCC, ICPC and Code of Conduct Bureau to compel defaulting MDAs to give information on procurement and things concerning their finances.

    The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha said the federal government had stepped-up measures to strengthen external audit scrutiny in the management of public funds.

    Mustapha, represented by Mr Nnamdi Mbaeri, Permanent Secretary, General Services, office of the SGF, said the measures would be achieved through the introduction of the Open Treasury Portal, for full disclosure of payments.

    Mr Dasuki Arabia, Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms said transparency and accountability were critical in ensuring that resource were properly managed for the benefit of all.

    Arabia said the need for prudence and transparency in government were informed by the economic vulnerability caused by the dip in oil prices across the world, and the wide perception of Nigeria been regarded as a nation bedeviled with high rate of corruption.

    “Prudent public finance management have become imperative as government continues to face significant fiscal constraints, with expenditures rising much faster than revenues, resulting in rising budget deficits and borrowings.

    “Accordingly, the unveiling of the Probe Monitor Portal and the Public Service Diary Application is a laudable step towards creating reservoir of knowledge for judicial processes.

    “It will also strengthen track records of Public Servants towards mentorship and promoting core ethical values within Public Institutions,” Arabia said.

    He noted that wake of the Post-COVID and its attendant consequences as well as global trend of economic recession had made it imperative for nations to review their economic policies.

    Arabia also noted that nations were now fashioning out new Public Financial Management models towards economic growth and development.


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  •  Stakeholders in the criminal justice sector have been urged to possess the political will towards implementing the new provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act ACJA 2015 to ensure integrity in the country The call was made on Thursday in Abuja at the stakeholders sensitisation workshop on the Anti Corruption Act 2022 The workshop was organised by Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch CeFTIW in collaboration with the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee ACJMC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May signed the ACJA 2015 as amended by the National Assembly The new provisions are Money laundering Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022 amended Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022 amended and Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Act 2022 new Mr Sulaimon Dawodu the Executive Secretary ACJMC urged all stakeholders in the criminal justice sector to begin the implementation of the new provisions of the ACJA in all the sectors of the nation s economy According to him the signing into law of these provisions has given power to every legal agency to be able to attack any individual whose source of income is questionable even before such an issue gets to the court We hope that stakeholders here will take it forward that every crime fighting agency is equipped well for the implementation of the new law Law enforcement agencies can now recover proceeds of crime corruption and also manage it he said He also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Justice has requested for a separate agency to manage proceeds recovered from corruption and assets gathered through illegal means Dawodu said the request was however awaiting approval According to him such agencies will be managing the assets after the law enforcement have recovered it He explained that presently the same agency prosecuting was still the responsible for managing the recovered assets We are moving forward Let s start with the implementation of the new laws first we will push further to improve on what we have now The outcome of the implementation of what we have now will determine whether to push further on having a separate agency to manage these Mr Iwuagwu Golden a prosecutor from the office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC also highlighted the new provisions of ACJA He said Section 18 6 of the Money Laundering Act now empowers law enforcement agencies to act based on physical evidence According to him if anyone acquires wealth which does not commensurate with his or her regular income law enforcement can now prove money laundering based on physical evidence with the new provision of ACJA Section 29 3 He said that if there is political will from all stakeholders money laundering and illegal accumulation of wealth would be reduced Golden therefore called on all crime fighting agencies to come on board to ensure implementation of the new provision of ACJA Mr Usman Buhari Special Assistant on Legal issues to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC noted that the new provision of ACJA would assist crime fighting agencies in combating money laundering He said that the new ACJA provisions had made clear the areas of limitations of law enforcement agencies as well as empowered them to function better Earlier the Executive Director of CeFTIW Mr Umar Yakubu commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on its effort to tackle corruption and money laundering activities He said that the administration was acting based on the promise of providing the country with the needed security revamping the economy and fighting corruption the president made in 2015 when coming into power The government has been doing its best in this regard What this event is all about is on the three laws that were recently passed into law as regards security anti corruption terrorism and money laundering act as well as the proceed from all these What we are doing now is to charge the stakeholders on implementation of the new provision of ACJA They need to be sensitised on these new laws for them to have proper understanding It is the responsibility of the National Assembly Civil Society Organisations CSOs and the media to ensure these laws are implemented which is part of our functions at our center We are also into the business of telling the government where they are doing well and where they are not As the country continues to progress we will continue to discover where review is necessary in our laws he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stakeholders tasked on proper implementation of new provisions of ACJA
     Stakeholders in the criminal justice sector have been urged to possess the political will towards implementing the new provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act ACJA 2015 to ensure integrity in the country The call was made on Thursday in Abuja at the stakeholders sensitisation workshop on the Anti Corruption Act 2022 The workshop was organised by Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch CeFTIW in collaboration with the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee ACJMC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May signed the ACJA 2015 as amended by the National Assembly The new provisions are Money laundering Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022 amended Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022 amended and Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Act 2022 new Mr Sulaimon Dawodu the Executive Secretary ACJMC urged all stakeholders in the criminal justice sector to begin the implementation of the new provisions of the ACJA in all the sectors of the nation s economy According to him the signing into law of these provisions has given power to every legal agency to be able to attack any individual whose source of income is questionable even before such an issue gets to the court We hope that stakeholders here will take it forward that every crime fighting agency is equipped well for the implementation of the new law Law enforcement agencies can now recover proceeds of crime corruption and also manage it he said He also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Justice has requested for a separate agency to manage proceeds recovered from corruption and assets gathered through illegal means Dawodu said the request was however awaiting approval According to him such agencies will be managing the assets after the law enforcement have recovered it He explained that presently the same agency prosecuting was still the responsible for managing the recovered assets We are moving forward Let s start with the implementation of the new laws first we will push further to improve on what we have now The outcome of the implementation of what we have now will determine whether to push further on having a separate agency to manage these Mr Iwuagwu Golden a prosecutor from the office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC also highlighted the new provisions of ACJA He said Section 18 6 of the Money Laundering Act now empowers law enforcement agencies to act based on physical evidence According to him if anyone acquires wealth which does not commensurate with his or her regular income law enforcement can now prove money laundering based on physical evidence with the new provision of ACJA Section 29 3 He said that if there is political will from all stakeholders money laundering and illegal accumulation of wealth would be reduced Golden therefore called on all crime fighting agencies to come on board to ensure implementation of the new provision of ACJA Mr Usman Buhari Special Assistant on Legal issues to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC noted that the new provision of ACJA would assist crime fighting agencies in combating money laundering He said that the new ACJA provisions had made clear the areas of limitations of law enforcement agencies as well as empowered them to function better Earlier the Executive Director of CeFTIW Mr Umar Yakubu commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on its effort to tackle corruption and money laundering activities He said that the administration was acting based on the promise of providing the country with the needed security revamping the economy and fighting corruption the president made in 2015 when coming into power The government has been doing its best in this regard What this event is all about is on the three laws that were recently passed into law as regards security anti corruption terrorism and money laundering act as well as the proceed from all these What we are doing now is to charge the stakeholders on implementation of the new provision of ACJA They need to be sensitised on these new laws for them to have proper understanding It is the responsibility of the National Assembly Civil Society Organisations CSOs and the media to ensure these laws are implemented which is part of our functions at our center We are also into the business of telling the government where they are doing well and where they are not As the country continues to progress we will continue to discover where review is necessary in our laws he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Stakeholders tasked on proper implementation of new provisions of ACJA
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    Stakeholders tasked on proper implementation of new provisions of ACJA

    Stakeholders in the criminal justice sector have been urged to possess the political will towards implementing the new provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 to ensure integrity in the country.

    The call was made on Thursday in Abuja at the stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on the Anti-Corruption Act 2022.

    The workshop was organised by Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CeFTIW) in collaboration with the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May signed the ACJA 2015 as amended by the National Assembly.

    The new provisions are: Money laundering Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022 (amended), Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022 (amended) and Proceeds of Crime, Recovery and Management Act 2022 (new).

    Mr Sulaimon Dawodu, the Executive Secretary, ACJMC, urged all stakeholders in the criminal justice sector to begin the implementation of the new provisions of the ACJA in all the sectors of the nation’s economy.

    According to him, the signing into law of these provisions has given power to every legal agency to be able to attack any individual whose source of income is questionable, even before such an issue gets to the court.

    “We hope that stakeholders here will take it forward that every crime fighting agency is equipped well for the implementation of the new law.

    “Law enforcement agencies can now recover proceeds of crime, corruption and also manage it,”he said.

    He also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Justice has requested for a separate agency to manage proceeds recovered from corruption and assets gathered through illegal means.

    Dawodu said the request was, however awaiting approval.

    According to him, such agencies will be managing the assets after the law enforcement have recovered it.

    He explained that presently, the same agency prosecuting was still the responsible for managing the recovered assets.

    “We are moving forward. Let’s start with the implementation of the new laws first; we will push further to improve on what we have now.

    “The outcome of the implementation of what we have now will determine whether to push further on having a separate agency to manage these .

    Mr Iwuagwu Golden, a prosecutor from the office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), also highlighted   the new provisions of ACJA.

    He said Section 18(6) of the Money Laundering Act now empowers law enforcement agencies to act based on physical evidence.

    According to him, if anyone acquires wealth which does not commensurate with his or her regular income, law enforcement can now prove money laundering based on physical evidence with the new provision of ACJA Section 29(3).

    He said that if there is political will from all stakeholders, money laundering and illegal accumulation of wealth would be reduced.

    Golden, therefore called on all crime fighting agencies to come on board to ensure implementation of the new provision of ACJA.

    Mr Usman Buhari, Special Assistant on Legal issues to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) noted that the new provision of ACJA would assist crime fighting agencies in combating money laundering.

    He said that the new ACJA provisions had made clear the areas of limitations of law enforcement agencies as well as empowered them to function better.

    Earlier, the Executive Director of CeFTIW, Mr Umar Yakubu, commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on its effort to tackle corruption and money laundering activities.

    He said that the administration was acting based on the promise of providing the country with the needed security, revamping the economy and fighting corruption the president made in 2015 when coming into power.

    “The government has been doing its best in this regard. What this event is all about is on the three laws that were recently passed into law as regards security, anti-corruption, terrorism and money laundering act, as well as the proceed from all these.

    “What we are doing now is to charge the stakeholders on implementation of the new provision of ACJA. They need to be sensitised on these new laws for them to have proper understanding.

    “It is the responsibility of the National Assembly, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media to ensure these laws are implemented, which is part of our functions at our center.

    “We are also into the business of telling the government where they are doing well and where they are not. As the country continues to progress, we will continue to discover where review is necessary in our laws,’’ he said. (

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  •  A Nigerian Mr Umar Yakubu has been elected to represent African Sub Saharan region on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption UNCAC Coalition Board Yakubu who is the Executive Director Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch CeFTIW was elected in the third round of the preferential vote in a highly competitive process A statement issued on Thursday by Mr Victor Agi Public Affairs Manager CeFTIW stated that the Centre had over the years championed advocacies to entrench the culture of transparency and integrity in the nation s public sector The Centre had also deployed technological solutions to promote accountability in the nation s fight against corruption and strengthening of the criminal justice system Agi stated that Yakubu s election would bolster CeFTIW resolve to combat corruption and promote good governance in the country and across the sub Saharan African sub region The Center looks forward to working with other board members and global anti corruption crusaders in the fight against corruption in whatever form especially in the region On Yakubu s new place of assignment UNCAC Agi stated that it is a global network of over 350 Civil Society organisations CSOs in over 100 Countries committed to promoting the ratification implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption With headquarters in Vienna the Coalition was established in August 2006 to mobilise civil society actions for UNCAC at international regional and national levels In his new role Yakubu is expected to take part in providing policy coordination and oversight of the work of the Secretariat He will also take part in overseeing the development and implementation of the coalition s strategy and promoting its activities and projects as well as helping to identify funding opportunities He will also be part of the team communicating positions of the UN coalition to wider public audiences within sub Saharan Africa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian elected as African rep on UN Anti-corruption board
     A Nigerian Mr Umar Yakubu has been elected to represent African Sub Saharan region on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption UNCAC Coalition Board Yakubu who is the Executive Director Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch CeFTIW was elected in the third round of the preferential vote in a highly competitive process A statement issued on Thursday by Mr Victor Agi Public Affairs Manager CeFTIW stated that the Centre had over the years championed advocacies to entrench the culture of transparency and integrity in the nation s public sector The Centre had also deployed technological solutions to promote accountability in the nation s fight against corruption and strengthening of the criminal justice system Agi stated that Yakubu s election would bolster CeFTIW resolve to combat corruption and promote good governance in the country and across the sub Saharan African sub region The Center looks forward to working with other board members and global anti corruption crusaders in the fight against corruption in whatever form especially in the region On Yakubu s new place of assignment UNCAC Agi stated that it is a global network of over 350 Civil Society organisations CSOs in over 100 Countries committed to promoting the ratification implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption With headquarters in Vienna the Coalition was established in August 2006 to mobilise civil society actions for UNCAC at international regional and national levels In his new role Yakubu is expected to take part in providing policy coordination and oversight of the work of the Secretariat He will also take part in overseeing the development and implementation of the coalition s strategy and promoting its activities and projects as well as helping to identify funding opportunities He will also be part of the team communicating positions of the UN coalition to wider public audiences within sub Saharan Africa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian elected as African rep on UN Anti-corruption board
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    Nigerian elected as African rep on UN Anti-corruption board

    A Nigerian, Mr Umar Yakubu has been elected to represent African Sub-Saharan region on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition Board.Yakubu who is the Executive Director, Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CeFTIW), was elected in the third round of the preferential vote in a highly competitive process.A statement issued on Thursday by Mr Victor Agi, Public Affairs Manager, CeFTIW, stated that the Centre had over the years championed advocacies to entrench the culture of transparency and integrity in the nation’s public sector.The Centre had also deployed technological solutions to promote accountability in the nation’s fight against corruption and strengthening of the criminal justice system.Agi stated that Yakubu’s election would bolster CeFTIW resolve to combat corruption and promote good governance in the country and across the sub-Saharan African sub-region.“The Center looks forward to working with other board members and global anti-corruption crusaders in the fight against corruption in whatever form, especially in the region”.On Yakubu’s new place of assignment (UNCAC), Agi stated that it is a global network of over 350 Civil Society organisations (CSOs) in over 100 Countries committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption.With headquarters in Vienna, the Coalition was established in August 2006 to mobilise civil society actions for UNCAC at international, regional and national levels.In his new role, Yakubu is expected to take part in providing policy coordination and oversight of the work of the Secretariat.He will also take part in overseeing the development and implementation of the coalition’s strategy and promoting its activities and projects as well as  helping to identify funding opportunities.He will also be part of the team communicating positions of the UN coalition to wider public audiences within sub-Saharan Africa. (

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  •  The Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Oversight CeFTIW has released the Methodology Manual to stakeholders as it prepares to mine data for the second edition of the Transparency and Integrity Index TII reports The center s executive director Mr Umar Yakubu presenting the manual for 2022 on Thursday in Abuja said that the methodology manual has been validated by the Statistical Society of Nigeria PSSN and the Statistical Association of Nigeria NSA Yakubu said the manual would serve as a comprehensive guide for all Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs on how to ensure compliance with the relevant guiding principles to improve performance in TII rating and scoring He said that the introduction of the portal and website in the public domain in all government offices would promote transparency and accountability in the system He said the center a nonpartisan organization sought to promote mechanisms of accountability transparency and integrity within the public sector Yakubu added that as part of measures to promote accountability among public institutions in Nigeria on September 28 2021 the United Nations International Access to Information Day the center launched the Transparency and Integrity Index TII 2021 According to him the Index being a pioneering project is the first of its kind to cover a broad spectrum of topics related to transparency open governance and the integrity of institutions The index used different variables and subvariables to monitor and evaluate MDAs and other public institutions in compliance with relevant laws that ensure the strengthening of anti corruption practices Given the impact of citizen access to timely and accurate information on strengthening democracy with the 2021 Index our research emphasized this extent of disclosure of vital information by government institutions through websites and portals Following the presentation of the findings our research indicates that most MDAs need further guidance on methodology and should be given sufficient time for implementation before the start of the next assessment The methodology we are presenting today serves as a comprehensive guide for all MDAs on how to ensure compliance with the relevant guiding principles that form the basis of the investigation Like the previous year we are building our 2022 assessment based on local and international guiding principles he said Yakubu said the guiding principles included the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 the Government Procurement Act of 2007 and the Freedom of Information Act of 2011 Others are the Fiscal Responsibility Law of 2007 federal principles States of Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability Framework and Guidelines for the Use of Social Media Platforms in Public Institutions 2019 and the Law on Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition 2018 He said that internally the center has also adopted guiding principles such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption 2004 Open Government Association African Union Convention to Prevent and Combat Corruption 2006 and Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and others According to Yakubu it should be noted that the TII methodology has been fully evaluated and validated by the Statistical Society of Nigeria PSSN and the Nigerian Statistical Association NSA Therefore he ensured the credibility of the center s methodology and findings to ensure transparency in governance and urged all stakeholders to commit to the manual to build capacity in the assessment and evaluation method He also called on the media to take advantage of their media tools for the continuous promotion of projects such as the TII to strengthen accountability and transparency for good governance Mr Mukhtar Abdulhameed Head of Research at the center summarized the usefulness of the Integrity Index Methodology Manual from chapter one to the last chapter
    Centre presents methodology handbook, calls for centralised portal for MDAs
     The Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Oversight CeFTIW has released the Methodology Manual to stakeholders as it prepares to mine data for the second edition of the Transparency and Integrity Index TII reports The center s executive director Mr Umar Yakubu presenting the manual for 2022 on Thursday in Abuja said that the methodology manual has been validated by the Statistical Society of Nigeria PSSN and the Statistical Association of Nigeria NSA Yakubu said the manual would serve as a comprehensive guide for all Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs on how to ensure compliance with the relevant guiding principles to improve performance in TII rating and scoring He said that the introduction of the portal and website in the public domain in all government offices would promote transparency and accountability in the system He said the center a nonpartisan organization sought to promote mechanisms of accountability transparency and integrity within the public sector Yakubu added that as part of measures to promote accountability among public institutions in Nigeria on September 28 2021 the United Nations International Access to Information Day the center launched the Transparency and Integrity Index TII 2021 According to him the Index being a pioneering project is the first of its kind to cover a broad spectrum of topics related to transparency open governance and the integrity of institutions The index used different variables and subvariables to monitor and evaluate MDAs and other public institutions in compliance with relevant laws that ensure the strengthening of anti corruption practices Given the impact of citizen access to timely and accurate information on strengthening democracy with the 2021 Index our research emphasized this extent of disclosure of vital information by government institutions through websites and portals Following the presentation of the findings our research indicates that most MDAs need further guidance on methodology and should be given sufficient time for implementation before the start of the next assessment The methodology we are presenting today serves as a comprehensive guide for all MDAs on how to ensure compliance with the relevant guiding principles that form the basis of the investigation Like the previous year we are building our 2022 assessment based on local and international guiding principles he said Yakubu said the guiding principles included the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 the Government Procurement Act of 2007 and the Freedom of Information Act of 2011 Others are the Fiscal Responsibility Law of 2007 federal principles States of Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability Framework and Guidelines for the Use of Social Media Platforms in Public Institutions 2019 and the Law on Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition 2018 He said that internally the center has also adopted guiding principles such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption 2004 Open Government Association African Union Convention to Prevent and Combat Corruption 2006 and Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and others According to Yakubu it should be noted that the TII methodology has been fully evaluated and validated by the Statistical Society of Nigeria PSSN and the Nigerian Statistical Association NSA Therefore he ensured the credibility of the center s methodology and findings to ensure transparency in governance and urged all stakeholders to commit to the manual to build capacity in the assessment and evaluation method He also called on the media to take advantage of their media tools for the continuous promotion of projects such as the TII to strengthen accountability and transparency for good governance Mr Mukhtar Abdulhameed Head of Research at the center summarized the usefulness of the Integrity Index Methodology Manual from chapter one to the last chapter
    Centre presents methodology handbook, calls for centralised portal for MDAs
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    Centre presents methodology handbook, calls for centralised portal for MDAs

    The Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Oversight (CeFTIW) has released the Methodology Manual to stakeholders as it prepares to mine data for the second edition of the Transparency and Integrity Index (TII) reports.The center's executive director, Mr. Umar Yakubu, presenting the manual for 2022 on Thursday in Abuja, said that the methodology manual has been validated by the Statistical Society of Nigeria (PSSN) and the Statistical Association of Nigeria ( NSA).Yakubu said the manual would serve as a comprehensive guide for all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on how to ensure compliance with the relevant guiding principles to improve performance in TII rating and scoring.He said that the introduction of the portal and website in the public domain in all government offices would promote transparency and accountability in the system.He said the center, a nonpartisan organization, sought to promote mechanisms of accountability, transparency and integrity within the public sector.Yakubu added that as part of measures to promote accountability among public institutions in Nigeria, on September 28, 2021, the United Nations International Access to Information Day, the center launched the Transparency and Integrity Index. (TII) 2021.According to him, the Index, being a pioneering project, is the first of its kind to cover a broad spectrum of topics related to transparency, open governance and the integrity ofinstitutions“The index used different variables and subvariables to monitor and evaluate MDAs and other public institutions in compliance with relevant laws that ensure the strengthening of anti-corruption practices.“Given the impact of citizen access to timely and accurate information on strengthening democracy, with the 2021 Index, our research emphasized this extent of disclosure of vital information by government institutions through websites and portals. .“Following the presentation of the findings, our research indicates that most MDAs need further guidance on methodology and should be given sufficient time for implementation before the start of the next assessment.“The methodology we are presenting today serves as a comprehensive guide for all MDAs on how to ensure compliance with the relevant guiding principles that form the basis of the investigation.“Like the previous year, we are building our 2022 assessment based on local and international guiding principles,” he said.Yakubu said the guiding principles included the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999, the Government Procurement Act of 2007 and the Freedom of Information Act of 2011.Others are the Fiscal Responsibility Law of 2007; federal principles; States of Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability, Framework and Guidelines for the Use of Social Media Platforms in Public Institutions, 2019 and the Law on Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition), 2018.He said that internally, the center has also adopted guiding principles such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption, 2004; Open Government Association; African Union Convention to Prevent and Combat Corruption, 2006 and Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and othersAccording to Yakubu, it should be noted that the TII methodology has been fully evaluated and validated by the Statistical Society of Nigeria (PSSN) and the Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA).Therefore, he ensured the credibility of the center's methodology and findings to ensure transparency in governance, and urged all stakeholders to commit to the manual to build capacity in the assessment and evaluation method.He also called on the media to take advantage of their media tools for the continuous promotion of projects such as the TII to strengthen accountability and transparency for good governance.Mr. Mukhtar Abdulhameed, Head of Research at the center, summarized the usefulness of the Integrity Index Methodology Manual from chapter one to the last chapter.

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