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Financial Indiscipline: Involve Africa Commences Social Audit In LGAs

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Financial Indiscipline: Involve Africa Commences Social Audit In LGAs

 

A Pan-African socio group, Involve Africa has announced the launching of a special programme aimed at checkmating the financial activities of the Government, on local levels.

In a communique signed by the Executive Director, Ibrahim Owolabi, Involve Africa is on a mission to get rid of the financial Indiscipline and budget secrecy which has bedevilled the Local Government administration in Nigeria which has caused non-completion of several infrastructures, including educational facilities.

Owolabi disclosed that his group with the support of Department for International development and Centre for Development and Democracy, CDD West Africa, is conducting social audit to drive accountability and financial transparency
on educational projects at the local government level in Lagos State with a special mandate of Strengthening Citizens Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) while, fostering the completion of target projects to increase access to basic quality education, which results in reduction of the number of out of school children.

He added that the objectives of the mission is to fight corruption in the educational sector at the local government level through effective Social Audit, empower communities with the knowledge of basic social audit engagements and platforms for conducting effective social audit of community service delivery, and to engage local government structures on the essential need to stand upright against corruption at the grass-root level.

It was further disclosed that the social audit intervention is focused on educational projects presently going on in Alimosho Local Government Area which houses more than 1.2 million people clustered into 1 Local Government and 5 Local Council Development Areas. Unarguably, Alimosho also is Nigeria’s biggest local government.

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