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Former EFCC boss Ribadu, Falana to deliver papers on corruption and whistleblowing

- The pioneer chairman of EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu will deliver a speech on corruption and whistleblower policy

- A prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana would also present his paper at the event

- The discussion would centre on the fight against corruption in Nigeria

The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu and prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, will on Tuesday, November 14, deliver papers at a national summit on whistleblowing and the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Premium Times reports that the event is being put together by the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) in conjunction with House committee on financial crimes, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

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NAIJ.com gathered that the theme of the summit scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Rockview Hotel in Abuja is ‘Fight Against Corruption: Harnessing The Whistleblowing Opportunities.’

According to Chido Onumah, the coordinator of the centre, “The event is designed to interrogate the whistleblower policy and engage critical stakeholders responsible for promotion of the policy and its implementation.”

Apart from Falana and Ribadu, other papers will also be delivered by Waziri Adio, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), and Professor Abdullahi Shehu, of the National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN).

The summit is part of activities under the corruption anonymous project of AFRICMIL aimed at building public confidence and support for the whistleblower policy of the Nigerian government.

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The project is supported by the MacArthur Foundation.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Professor Itse Sagay, who is the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC) said the EFCC due to the Ikoyi whistle-blower was delayed because the government believes he needs to be adequately counselled.

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Source: Naija.ng

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