The British Council’s Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC) Programme said on Tuesday that the programme had assisted over 30,000 survivors of sexual abuse in 20 Nigerian states over the past four years.
Director of Programs for ROLAC, Chikodi Onyemerela, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at an event for the Dissemination, Lesson Learning, and Close-out of the ROLAC Programme in Nigeria, which the European Union funded.
He said that during the time it was in effect, 12,000 poor people also got help with their legal problems in different ways.
“Over 12,000 indigent citizens received various forms of legal aid and assistance during this period of its implementation, and over 30,000 Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) survivors provided support through the sexual assault and referral centres.
“The programme also enabled the state-level adoption of the national anti-corruption strategy, and improved state public procurement processes,” he said.
Samuela Isopi, the ambassador of the European Union’s delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, said that the EU was still committed to supporting “the consolidation of the rule of law and anti-corruption process in Nigeria with our technical and financial support and political engagement.”