Society – The Director of Programs, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Ustaz Igwegbe, Tuesday called for more involvement of Muslims in the budget process in area councils to reduce corruption in the country. Igwegbe made the call in Gwagwalada at the opening ceremony of a two-day capacity building workshop on budget planning, monitoring and evaluation for the grassroots.
He said the workshop was organized by NSCIA and Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
According to him, the workshop was aimed at creating awareness for the people at the grassroots on the need to be involved in budget processes, in order to reduce the level of corruption in the country. He blamed the increasing level of corruption in the country to inadequate enlightenment of communities on what the budget process is about, adding that the workshop started with advocacy visits to council chairmen and traditional rulers in Gwagwalada, Kwali and Abaji.