Details

Name
  • Eze Onyekpere Lead Director
  • Ikenna Ofoegbu Programme Officer, Public Finance Management
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Address
  • Centre for Social Justice, 17 Yaounde Street, Wuse Zone 6, P.O Box 11418, Garki Abuja Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Nigeria
Area of Expertise

  • Access to information
  • Civil society participation in government processes
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Transparency and accountability

Publications
Major Current Activities

In access to information, we undertake a lot of freedom of information requests in the areas of our work and we also disseminate strategic Public Finance Management (PFM) information to our cluster member organisations through our listserv, social media and print media columns in major national daily newspapers. We anchor and provide opportunities to CSOs to engage governance processes in the legislature and the executive through participation in public hearings, submitting memos and documentation on specific policies. Our budget advocacy work with legislative committees and pre-budget memos with the executive bear this out. We work on education as a component of tracking spending in PFM vis, our four budget study on federal expenditure in education. We also approach education from the human rights perspective. We work on health as a component of tracking spending in PFM vis, our four year study on federal expenditure in health. We also approach health from the human rights perspective. We approach our demands for governmental action from the rights perspective; that is from the framework of state obligations and duties and the entitlement of rights bearers including the duties of non-state actors who impact on human rights and fundamental freedoms. we undertake pro-bono litigations to protect human rights. In participatory budgeting, we organise lots of Town Hall meetings and civil society summits on the budget to get the voice of civil society into the budget. We publish yearly fiscal responsibility/budget implementation reports that seeks to hold government accountable to key fiscal legislation and standards.