Mission-Vision-Objectives-Respect-Transparency-Best Practice-Honesty-Ethics and our work in relation to the UNCAC and the review mechanism of the UNCAC
“We are a young minded, results-driven Nigerian NGO of high integrity keepers. Grateful to our project experience and ambitions, we are committed that donations and volunteer activity help the people in Lagos Badagry as dynamically as possible”.
UVOB is supporting Badagry to raise awareness of the problems facing our town and to broadcast the way in which we should stand together.
UVOB hopes to expose and identify those deceiving the legal system as well as the things they are doing behind the public eye.
UVOB hopes to attract the Nigerian media and international civil society organisations, especially journalists, in helping us expose the exploitations of the legal system which include greed and corruption.
“We support Badagry's people to raise awareness of the problems facing Badagry. We provide the
platforms for people to freely voice their opinions. This includes encouraging
and ensuring the creation of participatory leadership in all spheres of society
in Nigeria and in Badagry in particular”.
UVOBPI favoured mantra and statement remains one: the implications of corruption on development agendas. However, corruption is not a new marvel for development, and has occurred many times, but not so many people accept to be fantastically corrupt. UVOBPI's ambitions brings these discussions close to home. Doing this within the five programme or project groups, discussed here, with a focus on the following objectives to:
uphold community strength and ambition.
aspire, believe in the people and encourage the creation of a healthy environment for all.
ensure leaders at all tiers (i.e. federal, state and local) and of Badagry in particular performs their duties and responsibilities to her citizenry.
preserve the history of Badagry and make sure the “firsts” of Nigeria are still standing.
expose and fight corruption at all levels of government and human endeavours in partnership with other relevant public and private body(s), organizations and person (s).
RESPECT, TRANSPARENCY, BEST PRACTICE. HONESTY and ETHICS
In order to fulfil our mission, the aim and objectives will be operated according to the following values:
We will show respect to all volunteers and stakeholders and treat them as we would wish to be treated.TRANSPARENCY
We will adopt procedures and implement systems relevant to the public, volunteers and general operations based on ‘best practice’.
We will be honest and if we get things wrong we will say so.
We will only deal with the public with similar ethical and moral values to our own.
UVOBPI’s considers UNCAC Chapter III on criminalization and law enforcement, looking at bribery and trading in influence as detailed in Articles 15, 16, 18 and 21 of the UNCAC, and connecting this to the application of the Nigerian Criminal Code in sections 8–10 of the ICPC. It has been observed that “Nigeria has criminalized active and passive bribery” (UNODC, 2014, p. 3). The first report also reveals that some aspects of Nigeria’s laws have been ineffective regarding the bribery of foreign public officials.
Considering best practices, the founder of UVOBPI’s academic article reveals that Nigeria has enough authorities and legislation in place to fight corruption. The Acts of the National Assembly alongside other Acts form an important part of Nigeria’s domestic law. However, Nigeria still lacks a national anti-corruption strategy. The Country Review Report of Nigeria and the first cycle of UNCAC’s implementation mechanisms confirm that such a strategy is still “pending” (UNODC, 2017, p. 3). An example is, the conflicts identified between ICPC and EFCC considering other aspects of laws that aim to fight corruption in Nigeria.