What They Said About Us
Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
SERAP continues to expose corruption in various areas, and to campaign against impunity of perpetrators. Its advocacy and other work are regularly covered in the media, working consistently to keep the leaders on their toes.
SERAP has also worked to expose the links between corruption and violations of human rights especially economic and social rights of the citizens.
Dapo Olorunyomi Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Recommending SERAP for the UN Vienna Civil Society Award
…. In 2007, they (SERAP) brought a petition to the Commission (ICPC) on massive irregularities and fraud taking place in the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
This led to a series of systems’ studies in the UBEC and the recovery of about N3.4billion stolen funds. They have brought other petitions to the commission to investigate allegations of corruption. The commission has no reservation in recommending such a responsible and responsive organization for the UN Vienna Civil Society Award for outstanding contributions to the field of anti-corruption.
Senator Adejo Ogiri, Esq
Hon. Member, ICPC
For: Chairman of the Commission
Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)
Amnesty International Our collaboration with SERAP as such is of more recent date. SERAP was one of the key NGOs in Nigeria that supported Amnesty International’s work on addressing impunity for political violence in the run-up to the last April 2007 elections, and the organizations was one of the signatories to a joint civil society statement on the issue.
For several years, I have followed the press release and initiatives that SERAP undertakes quite closely, and I have seen that thye are very active on top of current developments.
In terms of content they are sharp and within a sound legal framework; SERAP is therefore a reliable partner to cooperate with. I have seen their press statements, litigation work, anti-corruption petitions back in several international media, which means that their media work is effective.
Aster van Kregten Nigeria Researcher Amnesty International, London.