Abass Abdoul Aziz
Abass Abdoul Aziz is a human rights defender and president of the Association de Défense des Droits Consommateurs des Technologies de l'Information, de la Communication et de l'Énergie – ACTICE (Association for the Defence of the Rights of Consumers to Information Technology, Communication and Energy), a non-governmental organisation based in Niamey, Niger. ACTICE has been advocating against corruption and the Finance Bill which is to be approved by the National Assembly in 2018. ACTICE and a number of other civil society organisations have raised concerns regarding the Finance Bill, primarily that the measures included in it will drastically increase the cost of living for many of those who are already living in poverty. ACTICE argues that the source of the current economic situation in Niger is poor management and corruption by the government and that the bill does not address this.