Citizens Must Fight Corruption Together
Fighting corruption is the responsibility of every Nigerian. To win the fight, Nigerians must rally together to use every available corruption fighting tool available. A new tool called “Report Yourself”, is a social media, web-based platform that leverages citizen engagement to fight corruption in Nigeria. “Report Yourself” was created by BudgIT, through a collaboration with the Religious Leaders Anti-Corruption (RLAC) working group, Nigerian law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations, the U.S. Consulate, Lagos, and the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. This amazing tool allows people to report instances of corruption through the “Report a Bribe” function and also offers users an opportunity to celebrate honest officers, called Champions of Change.
With an eye on giving Nigerian citizens a platform to vent frustrations over every day corruption, “Report Yourself” aims to increase accountability among government agencies and allow greater transparency in service delivery. Religious leaders and civil society are two groups that are coming together to fight corruption in Nigeria using this new platform.
Who else will join this noble fight to end corruption in Nigeria?