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The Good Governance initiative predates Caritas Nigeria, and takes its origin from the onset of the 21st century, when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in their wisdom decided to develop a framework for promoting integral human development in Nigeria.

In doing this, the bishops also focused on building a platform that would provide practical perspectives to the challenges of the social teachings of the Church in the contemporary world, and ensuring that citizens felt a sense of belonging to their nation and participated actively in the promotion of the common good. With this development, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria through the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), a unit in the Department of Church and Society began to carry out interventions on behalf of the Church to address issues around injustice and the promotion of the common good. 

... building a transparent and accountable society where citizens participate in decisions that affects their lives

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