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GAVEL FOSTERS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS IN NIGERIA.

GAVEL FOSTERS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS IN NIGERIA.

Mr. Samuel, a school teacher probably knows that he may never reap any benefits from the Covid-19 relief funds he frequently heard about, same with Mrs. Audu who desperately needs capital to save her business that is about to go bankrupt due to the aftermath of the pandemic.

The Covid-19 relief fund received by Nigeria could have lifted several out of poverty; sadly, due to prevalent corrupt practices, these funds ended in the pockets of very few persons.

Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Audu know about the corruption that surrounds these funds. They hear about it in the news, they even hear through the neighborhood ‘grapevine’ about warehouses full of covid relief materials meant for the public.

Through the CTAP project, we identified several cases of misappropriation of covid 19 relief fund. After identification, we evaluated them via appropriate anti-corruption laws to identify indictable ones.

The CTAP project is giving back power over these funds to Mr. Samuel and Miss Audu, to our neighbors, colleagues, and friends. We are helping people ask the right questions and get the right answers.

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