COVID-19 palliative, a question mark on FG’s anti-graft war — WARDC

Sequel to findings from a national survey on the Federal Government’s COVID-19 palliative, the Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre, WARDC, has expressed disappointment over President Muhammamadu Buhari’s anti-graft war. According to Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director, WARDC, corruption characterises the palliative distribution, as revealed by the national survey entitled ‘Women and Corruption in Government Palliatives on COVID-19,’ conducted by the organization.

She said the findings contradicted the vow made by the administration to fight corruption in an anti-graft war. Speaking at a recent webinar organised by WARDC in collaboration with HEDA Resource Centre on findings from three of the 10 states covered, she said: “We could see from our findings in Borno, Kano and the FCT that there have been a lot of conversations around government officials. “In the FCT, the process is characterised by corruption. There is also no communication with the people in the community. “What Kano is asking for generally is the need for inclusion; which is the same with what they are demanding in Borno State.  In the FCT too, among other things, there was also an increase in gender-based violence.

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