Governance and Accountability

Corruption is one of Nigeria’s most critical but least understood governance challenges. Successive reports released by Transparency International since 2000 have placed Nigeria in the top 40 of the world’s most corrupt countries, affecting public finances, business investment and our standard of living.

Nigeria has sought to tackle corruption by focusing on legal and institutional measures - including reform of public procurement and public finance management, enactment of anti-corruption laws and the establishment of various anti-corruption agencies tasked with investigating and punishing incidents of corruption. This focus on strengthening institutions and imposing tougher sanctions is critical. But innovative and complimentary efforts are required to shift cultural attitudes to corruption at all levels of society.

Social Inclusion: Nigerian Accountability Conversations

Mrs. Lois Auta

Executive Director, Cedar Seed Foundation

Mrs. Ngozi Anukwu

Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment

Ms. Patience Ogolo Dickson

National Commission for Persons with Disability

Mr. Onyeka Chris

Nigeria Labour Congress

Ms. Ella Onyebe

Potters Gallery Art Exhibition

Panelists (L–R)

Mr. Edwin Iguodala, Irede Foundation, Mr. Chris Agbo, Disability Inclusion Expert, Mr. Pascal Onyeocha, ISmileBecauseYouSmile, Ms. Cynthia Ukachi, Network for Women with Disabilities, Ms. Apolmida Tsammani, Federal Ministry of Justice