The United States Consulate in collaboration with the Inter-Religious Coalition Against Corruption in Nigeria has launched ReportMagoMago.com, a web-based portal where citizens can report corruption activities.
Speaking during the website’s launch, on Friday, the US Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, said the website will give Nigerians the power to report corruption.
According to her, countering corruption is not only a key concern in Nigeria but also a core United States national security priority for the President Joe Biden administration.
She said the Biden government is committed to supporting anti-corruption initiatives and collaborative efforts to prevent graft, strengthen investigation and prosecution of corrupt persons and institutions.
A statement signed by Temitayo Famutimi of the Consulate’s Public Affairs Section noted that Pierangelo urged Nigerians to demonstrate their commitment to the fight against corruption by making use of the innovative online platform which seeks to address the daily instances of corruption faced by millions of Nigerians.
The US consul expressed optimism that the initiative will trigger citizen engagement in the fight against corruption.
She added that the initiative will encourage Nigerians affected by corruption to feel empowered to share their experiences.
Nigeria on Tuesday ranked 154 out of 180 countries on the 2021 corruption perception index published by Transparency International (TI) — scoring 24 out of 100 points.