Participants at a one-day anti corruption town hall meeting organised by Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre WAMAC with the theme “Issues of Corruption in Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Post Insurgency Recovery Era” held in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
By Dauda Iliya
Participants at a one-day anticorruption townhall meeting organised by Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre WAMAC in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital have advocated for community journalism to highlight the plight of returning IDP’s in their various communities.
In a communique signed by Executive Director of the Centre Zubair Abdulra’uf urged members of the public to report activities of Non-government organisations at the local communities to curtail nefarious activities.
The townhall meeting with the theme
Corruption in Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in the post Insurgency Era in Borno State, was attended by anticorruption agencies, traditional rulers, faith based organisations, civil and the media.
“Participants recognized the role of traditional institutions and Faith Based Organizations to fight the menace of corruption and the promotion of good governance as the collective responsibilities of all citizens and urged traditional institutions to scrutinized undeserving government officials and individuals with traditional titles”
The stakeholders also noted with concern the unwholesome behaviors of some Non-governmental Organizations (NGO’s) fronted by alledge government officials to siphon resources and launder them to the detriment of the larger society.
The meeting acknowledged efforts of Non-governmental Organizations and the approach in the post insurgency era and however called on the general public, Internally Displaced Persons to take issues of Corruption with utmost seriousness.
Participants meeting also called for a structural change in tackling the menace as the fight against corruption is collective responsibility.
The Maiduguri townhall meeting is among series of stakeholders engagement organised by WAMAC with support from MacArthur Foundation.