CACOL HERALDS LAGOS OPEN PARLIAMENT, LOP- 3 WITH AN EXPLORATORY CONFERENCE

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, is set to herald its Lagos State periodic governance performance assessment Project tagged  LAGOS OPEN PARLIAMENT, LOP,  with an Exploratory Conference as part of the events embedded in the process of the LOP.
 
CACOL is an aggregate of human rights, community based, and civil society organisations with an anti-corruption agenda across Nigeria. It is a non-political, non-religious, non-sectarian, non-profit Coalition. CACOL sets for itself the task of using any available means to cause relevant authorities to probe and bring to book all corrupt leaders both in public and private institutions. We also strive to protect interest of persons or groups found to be victims of potential victims of corrupt practices or processes of manipulation. The decision to embark on the journey he was taken in the year 2007 in view of the need to confront, once and for all the monster that is ravaging all facets of our national life in Nigeria – Corruption.
 
The LOP is a programme of CACOL focused on the periodic analysis of government’s general performance in Lagos state. The programme utilizes Public and Media assessments’ of governance performance including field work (empirical and practical assessments). The research strategy deploy different tools to carry out our self-assigned patriotic task of monitoring government activities with the goal of ensuring transparency and accountability; including questionnaires, interviews, news analysis, visual investigations involving usage of videos and photographs etc.
 
As part of one of the main events in the process of the LOP, CACOL will be holding an Exploratory Conference to herald the commencement of the LOP3 to the General Public, the Lagos state government, the Civil Society organization and our partners in the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
 
The Conference shall witness, apart from Keynotes Addresses, administration and distribution of questionnaires. There would also be sessions on updates from all the Local government Areas in Lagos state, testimonies, complaints, questions and answers etc. all of which will culminate in the publication of the third edition of Lagos Open Parliament: The change we can see.
 
Details of the Conference schedule are as follows:
 
Date: August 30, 2016
Venue: RIGHTS HOUSE, 43, Adeniyi Jones Street, Off Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos
 
Keynote Speakers:
1.      Mr. Steve Ayorinde, The Honourable Commissioner,
Ministry of Information and Strategy, Lagos State.
Topic: One-Year of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on the Saddle in Lagos State: What Change; What Prospects?
2.      Dr. Niran Malaolu, Former Commissioner, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Ogun State.
Topic: One-Year of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on the Saddle in Lagos State: What Change; What Deficits?
 
Time: 11 00AM
 
Signed:
Wale Salami
Media Coordinator, CACOL
08141121208
 27 August 2016
 
 
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