“Corruption Culture & National Development: Can Nigeria Get It Right?”

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Since the turn of the Century, the Nigerian government has introduced frameworks and strategies to tackle corruption in public and private institutions. Among these, the establishment of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (2000) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (2004) stands out.

The incorporation of institutional frameworks like the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which forms part of a global system for investigating and combatting financial crimes, links national anti-corruption strategies to foreign and global networks.

While the Nigerian government’s openness to regional and global standards is impressive, we must also consider the Nigerian context and the consequent responses of Nigerians to anti-corruption strategies. How can we adopt anti-corruption frameworks that incorporate widespread national social and economic practices and promote development?

The third (3rd) GEPLAW x Geplaw Consult Webinar will bring together scholars and practitioners whose work covers national (Nigerian), foreign, regional, and global anti-corruption policies, to discuss global, Anti-Corruption Law, how these laws and their related policy frameworks impact development, and responses to the fight against corruption. The Webinar is scheduled to hold on Friday, 18th of September, 2020 at 3pm (WAT) and will be moderated by Edefe Ojomo, Partner, George Etomi & Partners.

The Panellists include: Abiola Makinwa – Senior Lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences; Efosa Ojomo – Senior Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Kevin Davis – Beller Family Professor of Business Law, New York University School of Law; Muazu Umar – Director, Policy and Research, Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa; Sope Williams Elegbe – Professor, Stellenbosch University.

The Webinar promises to provide valuable insight and high-value content on how Nigeria may strategically position itself in the global economy, particularly by shaping its anti-corruption approach more judiciously. For more information or to register in advance for this Webinar, please visit https://bit.ly/332Y8go.

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