The LAWYERS NETWORK AGAINST CORRUPTION in collaboration with the NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION Abuja Branch (Unity Bar), the SAY NO CAMPAIGN and STAND-UP SPEAK-OUT (SUSO) will be hosting live Discussion Series Event in celebration of 2018 World Anti Corruption Day with the theme: Citizens Participation: Taking Ownership of the War Against Corruption.
Speaking at the press briefing in Abuja, the Convener Lawyers Network Against Corruption and immediate past Chairman of the NBA, Abuja Branch (Unity Bar), Ezenwa Anumnu Esq explained that the event which is a gathering of High-level subject matter experts from across Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Professional bodies, Private and public sectors seek to access the progress so far made in the war against corruption in Nigeria while deepening the Anti Corruption practice amongst lawyers.
He further stated that he believes that part of the challenge Nigeria is experiencing is that Citizens are yet taking ownership of the War Against Corruption in Nigeria and that is crucial to its success.
“When citizens begin to interrogate the processes and actions, then we will see real progress.
He believes that lawyers as Social Engineers are at the vanguard of developing processes and support that will engender participation of Nigerians in the War Against Corruption.
“We are the real stakeholders in the process not only the government. Corruption affects the ordinary Nigerian.
“Opportunities abound under our laws and the Open Government Partnership for lawyers to interrogate and own the process but we have remained sleeping giants.
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: 5th December 2018 Venue: Barcelona Hotels, Blantyre Street, Wuse II, Abuja
Time: 11 am*
The event seeks to encourage lawyers as #socialengineers to #takethelead by #takingownership of the War Against Corruption in Nigeria as a means of giving the necessary impetus to the fight.
There will be live streaming of the event on various social media platforms and people are encouraged to follow the Hashtag #takingownership* and to make contributions and inputs on how to boot corruption out of Nigeria, he concluded.