Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project

  1. Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project was an initiative of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), commenced a project called anti-corruption in Nigeria called ‘ACORN’. These have three pillars which include System, sanctions (government policies and society (Public sector involvement). The UK government wants to ambitiously contribute to the Nigerian anti-corruption campaign, in which the project will run for 5 years 2017-2022. These also fall between the theory of change and better livelihood of citizens. These are patronage and nepotism among the elite which promotes rent based politics settlement, weak legal framework and institutions etc. Therefore, UK government take an approach to engaged CSOs and other public institutes, which the government engaged 3 consortiums ActionAid, CDD and CCPL.  In other to contribute to a reduction in corruption within Nigeria etc. this project is expected to build public demands and attitudes for anticorruption through a lot of means. He said there has not been a plain ground between supply and demand options, where supply is government making policies and making after corrupt individuals and demand is the people thinking of shouting on the policymaker to act.

Corruption prospers due to the poor legal framework to implement sanctions. Discussing issues related to anti-corruption on the corridor of power makes government officials see civil society as an enemy. Who is out on a witch-hunting mission? There is no meeting point between governments and civil societies Innovations: this is to have a collective action which requires that people attitudes change to ending corruption. No more government, CSOs, Women group and Media fighting from different ends. He stated that already SCRAP-C is in six states namely Borno, Kaduna, Lagos, Kano/Jigawa, Enugu and FCT.

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