IHRO-Africa tasks National Assembly on accountability, good governance

The International Human Rights Observatory Africa (IHRO-Africa) has tasked National Assembly members on accountability and good governance to ensure dividends of democracy get to millions of Nigerians.

The Special Envoy and Country Director of IHRO-Africa to Nigeria, Dr Chimbo Obieze, gave the task on Thursday in Enugu while speaking on the international group’s interest to monitor activities of lawmakers nationwide.

Obieze said that before the first quarter of the 2024 runs out, the group would be launching “The Legislators’ Diary”.

He said that the – “The Legislators’ Diary” – would be an internationally funded programme to promote accountability and good governance by tracking all constituency projects as well as other largess meant for the people.

According to him, “The Legislators’ Diary” will be a game changer as it will not be business as usual.

He said: “It will be well funded and even with international funding to ensure the desires of IHRO-Africa floating the programme was achieved.

“We are going to use our local and international networks to monitor and even block funds meant for the people that are finding their way to foreign countries.

“IHRO-AFRICA will use The Legislators’ Diary to expose ill-intent legislators and force them to do the needful and right things as it concerns caring and providing what is rightful and due to their constituents.”

Obieze, however, commended national assembly and state assembly members that are already providing quality representation and declaring what is coming from the Federal and state governments truly to their constituents.

“IHRO-AFRICA will not fail to commend and encourage lawmakers that are leading by positive examples, care, good governance and dividends of democracy to their constituents.

“These positive actions are already reducing the rate of hardship and hunger in the country and giving the people a sense of belonging and believe in the country,” he added.

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