On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ) as all partners of the Monitoring Transparency and Accountability in the Management of Recovered Assets ( MANTRA) project in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, a sub-sect of the Anti-Corruption in Nigeria (ACORN) programme of DFID Nigeria, I wish to express our profound appreciation to all those who participated in the official public presentation of our one- year field monitoring report of the disbursement of $322.5million recovered Abacha Loot to poor Nigerians under the Conditional Cash Transfer of the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government.
No doubt, your participation in our Public presentation/virtual launch of the report helped in no little measure to further raise the awareness of the significance of tackling corruption through asset recovery and the use of same for the benefit of victims of corruption.
Preliminary feedback from stakeholders and the Nigerian public shows the launch was a huge success and that it helped to send the right message of collective action to discourage citizens from corrupt act.
Many thanks to the to the Federal Ministry of Justice, Asset Management Unit (ARMU), World Bank, United Nations, Swiss Embassy, UK Government, Donors, MANTRA project beneficiaries who were part of this remarkable launch of MANTRA one-year report.
We are indeed grateful for all your support and continued collaboration.
Rev. David Ugolor is ANEEJ Executive Director.