Outcome of US Election Progressive Change for Americans – CISLAC

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The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has said that the outcome the United States election is a progressive change that reflects the aspirations and desires the people America.

A statement by the Executive Director CISLAC, Awwal Musa Rafsanjani, called on the -Elect, Joe Biden to consider Nigeria in his foreign policy, by paying more attention to ensuring accountability and good in Nigeria.

Part the statement: “According to CISLAC, this is because strengthening the Nigeria-United States bilateral relationship through trade, investment and transfer know-how remains paramount to mitigate the fast-growing unemployment challenges and boost industrialisation with youth employment opportunities.

“Lamenting how trade relationships with developed countries have sadly deepened the economic inequality in Nigeria, the statement, however, expresses belief that trade could serve as a catalyst for economic and human development if conducted in equity and fairness. Stretching the argument, CISLAC says is in the interest of the United States that bilateral trade benefits all segments of the Nigerian society by contributing to reduction in a country with half of the 200 million population live in abject while just 50 thousand of Nigerians enjoy immense wealth of at least 1 million USD in assets

“Also included in the shopping list covered in the congratulatory message is formulating and implementing what calls a coherent policy to address the lingering in Nigeria. The NGO is arguing that every Nigerian could witness the impact and consequences of the generalised kidnapping for ransoms, rural , attacks by insurgents and wide socio-economic dissatisfaction.

“Citing recent public riots across Nigeria, CISLAC says the breakdown of the law and order happened in spite of the immense wealth natural of Nigeria. , therefore, feels the importance of drawing the attention of the -elect to what it calls the systemic corruption that has eaten deep into Nigeria’s public sphere including unaccounted asset recovery and normalised money laundering.

“It is estimated that the cost of corruption in Nigeria runs as high as 30% of the country’s GDP, CISLAC pointed out, adding the downside of the Nigerian claiming recovery of assets worth billions of dollars but without proper accountability on the management and utilization of the assets as to prevent re-looting.”