Parliamentary Oversight and the UNCAC in Nigeria

On 21-22 October, GOPAC and the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC), in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held an anti-corruption for members of the National Assembly of Nigeria, in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.

The meeting was attended by 16 parliamentarians from the Senate and the House of Representatives, together with their parliamentary clerks and a representative from the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC). Speakers included Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Vice-Chair of GOPAC and Chair of APNAC, Samuel De Jaegere, the regional representative of the UNODC, and Vicki Baxter-Amade, Program Advisor at GOPAC’s Global Secretariat.

The workshop, which was funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), focussed on parliamentary oversight and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, including the Jakarta Principles on maintaining the independence of Anti-Corruption Agencies.

Source: GOPAC Newsletter