The general consensus among Nigerians is that the theft of public assets is a huge obstacle to their country's development.
The exact amount of assets stolen from developing countries is impossible to determine, but a report on dirty money estimated that between $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion US dollars are lost each year to various forms of illegal activity ('Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative: Challenges, Opportunities and Action Plan', United Nations Office on Drugs and World Bank, 2007).
Capital flight from Nigeria is itself recognised as an enormous problem. It is estimated that each month $1 billion US dollars are declared by persons leaving Nigeria (Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit statistics).
What people say about J4A's work
'Confidence has increased in the use of our product, confidentiality is enhanced and we have designated officers who really know what to do.'
- Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit
'J4A is standing out in the crowd in the fight against anti-corruption in Nigeria. No other donor has done as much as J4A with CSOs on advocacy on anti-corruption. Others should emulate the work of J4A.'
- Executive Director, Media Initiative Against Injustice, Violence and Corruption