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Event
September 20, 2016

Event: ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’

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Henry Jackson Society

abdProfessor Abdullahi Shehu, Former Director General of The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and Professor of Criminology, National Open University of Nigeria

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 20th September 2016

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP

SPEAKER: Professor Abdullahi Shehu, Former Director General of GIABA and Professor of Criminology, National Open University of Nigeria

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With the emergence of a new government in 2015, many Nigerians had great faith that corruption in the country would be tackled. One of the campaign promises made by President Muhammed Buhari was to eradicate corruption in the country. Nigeria ranked low in transparency and high in corruption in that year –  out of the 168 countries surveyed, Nigeria was ranked 136th in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. Corruption is Nigeria’s biggest challenge – it is found in every sector of society from politics to education. Today Nigeria has numerous commissions, bureaus, and tribunals that have the power to investigate and prosecute corrupt practices. But for a country dogged by a long history of corruptionand organisations unwilling to invest in Nigeria, can anything really be done to address the problem?

The Henry Jackson Society are pleased to invite you to an event with Professor Abdullahi Shehu, Former Director General of The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and Professor of Criminology, National Open University of Nigeria who will be discussing why corruption is a major obstacle to democratic governance, foreign investment and sustainable development in Nigeria.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.

Professor Abdullahi Shehu is the Former Director General of GIABA (Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa).  During his eight year tenure as Director General, Professor Shehu established GIABA as a model regional body and he led the Financial Action Task Force’s evaluation of 16 countries to ascertain their compliance with FATF standards. Professor Shehu has previously worked for the United Nations as a Program Expert focusing on drugs and crime and addressed the UN Security Council in 2013. Professor Shehu is currently a Professor of Criminology at the National Open University of Nigeria and has authored several books on corruption.