To commemorate AntiCorruption Day, Citizen Commons had a conversation about democracy and our collective responsibility against corruption.
We had a discussion with Chioma Nwadioke, Program Manager Media Rights Agenda, Mukhtar Modibbo, Community Engagement Officer, Connected Development, Fatima Gurama; Counsel, M A Mahmud &Co (SAN) Chambers , Femi Kehinde; Legal Officer Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee and Samuel Emenogu, Program Associate Citizen Commons (Panel Moderator) to talk about Fighting Corruption as Everyone’s Business.
The panelist had an assessment of the fight against corruption and how it affects all areas of human society. Corruption sabotages democratic institutions, slows economic development and increases governmental instability. The progress of every nation lies in their ability to prevent and fight against corruption as individuals at different levels of the society, be it the Law enforcement, academic environment, public or private offices, media or government.
We should collectively fight against corruption as a corruption free society unlocks progress towards sustainable development, job creation, gender equality, and secures wider access to essential services such as healthcare and education.