US Consulate, religious leaders launch anti-corruption website for Nigeria

The United States Government in collaboration with the Inter-Religious Coalition Against Corruption in Nigeria has launched a website for Nigerians to report corruption.

The website,, was designed to create an avenue for citizen engagement to fight corruption.

Led by Bishop Emmanuel Gospel Isong and Imam Shefiu Abdulkareem Majemu, the Inter-Religious Coalition Against Corruption in Nigeria was formed in 2016 by Muslim and Christian religious leaders with the primary goal of addressing how faith communities could take a leading role in anti-corruption advocacy in Nigeria.

Speaking during the launch of the website in Lagos, U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo explained that puts the power to report corruption in the hands of the Nigerian people.

Pierangelo urged Nigerians to demonstrate their commitment to the fight against corruption by making use of the innovative online platform which seeks to address the daily instances of corruption faced by millions of Nigerians.

Pierangelo expressed optimism that the new initiative will encourage Nigerians affected by corruption to feel empowered to share their experiences and spark a new movement in citizen engagement in fighting the scourge that has hampered development and stifled prosperity in the country.

A statement by the US Consulate General’s office on Friday reads: “On Friday, the U.S Consulate General in collaboration with the Inter-Religious Coalition Against Corruption in Nigeria launched, a unique web-based portal that leverages citizen engagement to fight corruption.

“The U.S government is committed to supporting anti-corruption initiatives and collaborative efforts that prevent graft, strengthen investigation and prosecution of corruption, promote accountability and transparency, and empower reformers.

“Countering corruption is not only a key concern in Nigeria but also a core U.S national security priority for the Biden Administration.

“Growth and development, consistent with the richness and strength of Nigeria, depend on a new narrative and a culture where corruption has no place.

“The United States, through a number of agencies, including the U.S Department of State and U.S Agency for International Development, takes all of the government approaches to fight corruption, a key component of the United States national security strategy.

“We work to hold the corrupt accountable through robust diplomatic engagement, by supporting multi-stakeholder initiatives and civil society, through foreign assistance to build stronger partners and transparent, trustworthy institutions.”

At the event, participants were guided on how to navigate the new platform.

In addition, political, traditional and religious leaders, members of law enforcement, judicial officers and civil society representatives renewed their commitment to the fight against corruption.

Nigeria ranked 154 out of 180 countries on the 2021 corruption perception index published by Transparency International (TI) — scoring 24 out of 100 points.

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