UN supports campaigns against graft, social ills in Nigeria

Ban- Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General
Ban- Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

The United Nations Development Program has thrown its support behind ‘Not In My Country’, a campaign against social epidemics launched by Akin Fadeyi.

The campaign also secured a partnership with the UNDP sister agency, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Mr. Fadeyi said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES.

The partnership will be covered under the Project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria and will be funded by the European Union.

Under the partnership, the capacity of several civil society organisations in Nigeria will be enhanced, the statement said.

“This commendable support is coming after a strict shortlisting process and other global standard measures,” Mr. Fadeyi said.

“It will reawaken us as a nation, specifically against ingenious acts of citizen-corruption, poverty and environmental unfriendly acts.

“We have such ambition to influence our social space which has suffered social corrosion and a depletion of societal core values with debilitating effects on our collective psyche,” Mr. Fadeyi said.

Mr. Fadeyi listed other civic groups that are benefitting from the anti-corruption grants that would come from the partnership to include: Youth Progressive Association in Taraba, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, Justice Development and Peace Commission and Alliance for Credible Election.

Others are: African Centre for Rural Development and Environment, Self-Help Development Facilitators, Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria, Integrity Organization and The New Generation Girls and Women Development Initiative.

Mr. Fadeyi launched ‘Not In My Country’, an episodic narrative that deploys humour to underscore societal ills and appeal to Nigerians to shun sharp practices, in 2007.


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