Journalist and media practitioners have reinstated their commitment to eradicate corruption in the procurement process in the education sector in Nigeria.
This was part of the commitment reached at a one day review meeting tagged “Strengthening Accountability and Transparency in Nigeria Education Sector (STATNES) organised by Legal Awareness for Nigerian Woman LANW/LEADS Nigeria in Partnership with Mac Arthur Foundation held at BBS Diamond Suites in Kaduna today, Thursday 13 November, 2020.
In her opening remark the Executive Director of LEADS, Rebecca Sako-John said the role of the media in the corruption fight in the education sector can not be underestimated as the media holds the key to exposing any corrupt practice in the sector.
While commending the media for job done so far, Rebecca said there is still much to be done. She encouraged journalists to collaborate and synergize with the civil society and community based organization to eradicate corruption.
While commenting on the task before the media, the Executive Director of Open Kaduna Radio, Joshua James, used the opportunity to share some of his experiences in the course of exposing some corrupt practices by contractors executing SUBEB projects in Kaduna state.
Femi Adi of Daily News Times, and Secretary NUJ Kaduna, commended LEADS Nigeria and Mac Arthur Foundation for organising the meeting and requested that the meeting be held more regularly.
A one minute silence was held for Dominic Uzu who lost his life in a ghastly auto crash along Kaduna-Zaria road a fortnight ago, He was an active participant in the past workshops and meetings organised by LANW/LEADS Nigeria in the past.