From July to December 2018, the State of the Union (SOTU) collaborated with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) the National Chapter of Transparency International and the coalition member of SOTU based in Nigeria in implementing the project “Towards Enforcement of Africa’s Commitments Against Corruption” (TEA-CAC).
The project which ran across 10 African countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, Mozambique, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria) saw SOTU contributing to national implementation in Nigeria through the provision of technical and strategic support for effective implementation of the project at the national level.
The Goal of the project was to “Strengthen African civil society’s contribution to the AU’s anti-corruption efforts and commitments during the 2018 African Anti-Corruption Year and beyond”.
A major focus was on the level of compliance at various country levels with the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC). The AUCPCC was adopted in 2003 by AU member states and ratified by Nigeria in 2006.
The Convention on the whole expressly details commitments of respective national governments and parties to the Convention to combat corruption and promote the culture of democratic governance and rule of law across the continent.