Tag: Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project

The Nigerian Government is selling properties to fund the 2021 budget – what happens after ?

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “urgently review the 2021 appropriation legislation to stop the government of President Muhammadu Buhari from selling public properties to fund the 2021 budget,. SERAP also urged[Read More…]

SERAP asks Buhari to drop plans to borrow dormant account balances, unclaimed dividends

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position “to promptly drop the plan by the Federal Government to borrow about N895bn of unclaimed dividends and funds in dormant accounts using the patently unconstitutional and illegal Finance[Read More…]

SERAP asks Buhari to stop NIN registration

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “instruct the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami, and Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC) Mr Aliyu Abubakar to stop the push for registration of Nigerians for National Identity Number (NIN), and withdraw[Read More…]

SERAP wants Govt to publish details of ‘home feeding programme’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Federal Government, asking “the authorities to urgently publish details of the suppliers and contractors, the procurement rules, including bidding processes, the total budget, and all designated voucher distribution and collection sites for the implementation of the[Read More…]

‘We have no record of spending of $5bn Abacha loot,’ – FG tells SERAP

The Federal Government has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999[Read More…]

Amnesty To Boko Haram Terrorists Irks SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to grant unconditional amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents. The group says such a plan will be tantamount to a denial of justice for victims of insurgency. In an open letter addressed to Buhari, SERAP said Boko Haram[Read More…]

SERAP Defends EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Accused of Corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Mr Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders over alleged “intimidation, harassment and unfair treatment of Mr Ibrahim Magu, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Senate of the Federal Republic of[Read More…]

SERAP Wants Nigeria’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami And Accountant General jailed

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has commenced committal to prison hearings against the Federal Government; Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; and Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation “for having neglected to obey the order of the court made on Friday the 26th of[Read More…]

SERAP In Court, Wants Buhari To Name Looters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Federal High Court, Lagos, to compel the Federal Government to release the names of suspected looters and the circumstances under which the alleged stolen public funds were recovered. The suit against the government was brought under the Freedom of Information Act,[Read More…]

SERAP Says Demand By Senators Asking For Immunity And Life Pension Is “Self-serving And Despicable”

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned as “self-serving and despicable the demand by some senators on Saturday for immunity and life pension for presiding officers of the National Assembly after their tenure in office.” SERAP’s statement followed the proposals by the senators at a two-day retreat on[Read More…]