EFCC Plans Dialogue On Corruption

Farida Waziri, former EFCC boss.

Farida Waziri, former EFCC boss.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday said it is bringing experts across the world to Abuja to brainstorm on terrorism and economic crimes for three days beginning from Monday 5 September.


Farida Waziri, EFCC boss.

The experts will deliberate on the theme, “National Development: the Challenges of Global Economic Crime”.

The 8th national seminar being organised by the EFCC is in conjunction with other stakeholders.

The seminar, which will take place between 5th and 7th of September at the Training and Research Institute, TRI, of the EFCC, Karu in Abuja, will amongst others, assess the impact of corruption, money laundering and terrorism, on national development, the use of international anti-corruption instruments in addressing bribery and corruption in the African business environment, the challenge of cyber crimes as well as provide a platform for practitioners to network and share experiences and best practices towards improved international cooperation in the fight against economic and financial crimes.

President Goodluck Jonathan who will be the special guest of honour at the event is expected to host the experts from the UK, USA, Indonesia, and Botswana while the keynote address will be presented by Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President Republic of Liberia.

Other expected guests include: members of the executive, legislature and judiciary, representatives of the diplomatic community, captains of industry, regional and multi lateral financial institutions, opinion leaders, the media and members of the public.

Among the topics for deliberation at the event include: The challenges of global economic crimes to national development; money laundering and capital flight: threats to national development; securing the gateway to the global economy: cyber security, mobile telephony and national development; using financial intelligence units to stem corruption, insecurity and terror. Other issues slated for discussion include leveraging the US foreign corrupt practices Act and the UK anti-bribery Act to combat corruption in sub-saharan Africa ; financial sector reforms: cashless economies and national development.

—Nnamdi Felix / Abuja

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