Kaduna residents lauds Appointment of David Ugolor Into Presidential Committee On Asset Disposal
By:Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The recent appointment of Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev. David Ugolor into the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the disposal of all assets forfeited to the federal government has been discribed as a right steps in the right direction by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Investigation by this reporter revealed that cross section of the residents are of the opinion said Rev. David Ugolor have been in the forefront of the campaign on Assets Recovery for decades is a Lifeline to the Committee.
According to the Former Senator who represented kaduna Central in the Upper Chamber, Shehu Sani Rev Ugolor is an international recognized campaigner for asset recovery who experiences is needed in the Committee.
He added that the Clergy inclusion in the Committee means Nigerians should expect nothing but transparency from all members.
Similarly, the Chairperson of Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC) Jessica Bartholomew
Said Rev Ugolor is a voice for the poor and vulnerables in the society and his appointment signals hope for the hopeless.
In the Same vain the Leader,
Northern Anti corruption Front
Mallam Yusuf Amoke discribed Rev. Ugolor as a committed Human Rights activist and environmentalist with many decades of extensive experience on governance and development issues., which Will help the Committee to fulfill its mandate.
Rev. David Ugolor is graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, and holds two Master Degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Benin and Master in Arts (MA) on Corruption and Governance from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Rev. David Ugolor is a committed Human Rights activist and environmentalist with over three decades of extensive experience on governance and development issues. David Ugolor is an ordained minister in the New Apostolic Church and currently the Rector/Pastor of G.R.A Congregation.
He has attended and presented papers at various local and international workshops/conferences such as the Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) in Washington DC (Dec. 2017), Multi-stakeholder workshop on the United Nations Convention against Corruption and its Review Mechanism (April, 2019), International Expert Meeting on the Return of Stolen Assets in Addis Ababa (May, 2019), Expert Roundtable on Human Rights Principles and Guidelines for the Repatriation and Use of Stolen Assets, Geneva, Switzerland (June, 2019) and World Bank/ IMF Annual Conference in Washington DC, 2018 amongst others.
He has over the years coordinated several successful coalition/networks and campaigns among which are the Publish What You Pay Campaign (PWYP), Jubilee 2000 Campaign, Nigeria Civil Society Network On Stolen Assets, Budget Transparency Network (BTN), Niger Delta Budget Monitoring And Transparency Network, Nigeria Civil Society Network On Water And Sanitation (NEWSAN). He is married with children.