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SERAP to Hold Public Hearing on building the capacity of Citizens on the use of the Freedom of Information Act in Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Health, Education and Water sectors

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) will on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 hold its latest public hearing on building the capacity of Citizens on the use of the Freedom of Information Act in Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Health, Education and Water Sectors.
The event billed for 9.00am will take place at CITIHEIGHT Hotel, Opebi-Sheraton Link road, Ikeja, Lagos
SERAP is a non-profit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy organization devoted to promoting transparency, accountability and respect for socio-economic rights in Nigeria. SERAP received the Wole Soyinka Anti-Corruption Defender Award in 2014. It has also been nominated for the UN Civil Society Award and Ford Foundation’s Jubilee Transparency Award. SERAP serves as one of two Sub-Saharan African civil society representatives on the UNCAC Coalition, a global anti-corruption network of over 310 civil society organizations (CSOs) in over 100 countries.
In a statement signed by Deputy Director of the organisation, Mr. Adewale Timothy, it stated that the public hearing aims at bringing together anti-corruption agencies, lawyers, and other stakeholders and residents who are directly or indirectly affected by bad delivery of services in the Health, Education and Water Sectors in Nigeria, and to sensitize them on how they can deploy the veritable tool of the Freedom of Information Act in promoting transparency and accountability in these Sectors in Nigeria.
These stakeholders include the Trade unions, Market women, Taxi drivers Association, Student Associations, Landlord Association, Artisans, Hawkers without weight and measuring instrument, Spare parts dealers, and Vulcanizers, and other Nigerian citizens and residents.
The conclusions and recommendations at the hearing, New Sentinel gathered, will be sent to the appropriate anti-corruption agencies and other concerned authorities.

 
 
 
 

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