Olisa Agbakoba Legal Unveils Groundbreaking Publications on Governance And Environmental Justice In Nigeria

Olisa Agbakoba Legal Unveils Groundbreaking Publications on Governance And Environmental Justice In Nigeria

Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) launched two groundbreaking publications: Shaping Nigeria’s Future: Critical Governance Issues for 2024 and Beyond and the Simplified Manual on Environmental Justice in Nigeria. Both publications aim to raise awareness about pressing issues facing Nigeria, such as governance challenges and environmental injustice, and to encourage public engagement and dialogue on these topics.

At OAL, we believe it is imperative to address the most pressing governance challenges facing our nation. “Shaping Nigeria’s Future: Critical Governance Issues for 2024 and Beyond” provides an in-depth analysis of ten key areas: political, constitutional, regulatory, administrative, electoral, legal, judicial, economic, trade, and maritime governance. The report highlights the need for Nigeria’s National Assembly to work closely with the Executive to develop a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) implementation plan that prioritizes revenue generation, job creation, poverty reduction, and economic growth. It also emphasizes the importance of reviewing and reforming existing laws and regulations to align them with Nigeria’s current realities and aspirations. The report calls for a collaborative approach between the legislature, executive, private sector, civil society, and development partners to ensure effective implementation. It also stresses the need for the National Assembly to lead by example in terms of transparency, accountability, and integrity.

It also emphasizes the importance of reviewing and reforming existing laws and regulations to align them with Nigeria’s current realities and aspirations. The report calls for a collaborative approach between the legislature, executive, private sector, civil society, and development partners to ensure effective implementation. It also stresses the need for the National Assembly to lead by example in terms of transparency, accountability, and integrity.

Alongside this report, we are proud to launch the “Simplified Manual on Environmental Justice“, a resource designed to empower communities, activists, lawyers, and policymakers in the fight against environmental injustice. The manual provides a comprehensive overview of environmental justice issues in Nigeria, including oil pollution, gas flaring, deforestation, flooding, and waste mismanagement. It also analyzes the legal and policy frameworks for environmental protection, highlighting key national laws, regional treaties, and international agreements. The environmental justice manual features inspiring case studies of successful environmental litigation in Nigeria and globally, demonstrating the power of strategic legal action in securing remedies for affected communities. It also offers practical strategies for enforcing environmental rights, such as grassroots advocacy, strategic litigation, leveraging technology, and international advocacy.

The environmental justice manual features inspiring case studies of successful environmental litigation in Nigeria and globally, demonstrating the power of strategic legal action in securing remedies for affected communities. It also offers practical strategies for enforcing environmental rights, such as grassroots advocacy, strategic litigation, leveraging technology, and international advocacy.

At OAL, we believe that access to knowledge is crucial in the fight against systemic inequality, discrimination, and environmental injustice. That is why we are making both publications available. We invite all stakeholders – the public, civil society organizations, policymakers, and the media – to engage with these publications and join the movement for good governance and environmental justice in Nigeria.

Our vision is a Nigeria where every citizen, regardless of social status, gender, ethnicity, or location, can enjoy the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. We believe that by working together, we can build a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable future for all Nigerians.

The “Shaping Nigeria’s Future: Critical Governance Issues for 2024 and Beyond” report and the “Simplified Manual on Environmental Justice in Nigeria” are available for download on our website using the links below:

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Collins Okeke