The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) is implementing the “Enhancing Anti-corruption and Social Inclusive Reform Initiatives in Nigeria” project. ANEEJ has received funding from Palladium under the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project supported by USAID. ANEEJ is working with eight organisations under the anchor-cluster model as the anchor organization. The cluster is composed of Anti-Corruption-focused CSOs drawn from NGOs, Faith-Based Organizations, Gender-based and Persons with Disability. The project is designed to strengthen the capacity of CSOs and journalists as advocates to engage government on anti-corruption and social inclusive policy reforms issues at the national level and in six oil and gas producing States (Edo, Delta, Abia, Imo, Rivers and Ondo States). It will equally advocate for transparency, accountability and reforms within the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the five Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commissions in the Niger Delta. The project will also be engaging government on commitments made during London Anti-corruption Summit and the Global Forum on Asset Recovery.
One of the objectives of the project is to raise awareness on the national anti-corruption policy reforms in the Open Government partnership 2nd National Action Plan (NAP 2) and policy reforms at the NDDC and the oil and gas commissions in 5 Stated by December 2023.
In-line with the component of awareness creation, a documentary has been proposed in four states – Rivers, Delta, Ondo, and Imo where interviews will be conducted with stakeholders and the community to gather contents for TV programme and talks around issues of anti-corruption and social inclusive reforms initiatives in Nigeria as well as get first-hand information from the people on their expectations and how the operations of the oil & gas commissions and NDDC have benefited them in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.