ICPC moves to stem illegal financial flows, rallies private sector
Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, and Special Adviser to the President on Revenue, Dr. Zacch Adedeji, will, tomorrow, rally private sector operators and professional bodies against Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs).
The gathering is a hybrid sensitisation workshop on the published ‘Guidelines for Private Sector Response to IFF Vulnerabilities in Nigeria’ in Abuja.
Owasanoye and Adedeji are to provide insights into the guidelines for private sector response to IFF vulnerabilities in the country, while a panel of discussants will review the guidelines.
Members of the panel, which will be moderated by the Chief Executive Officer of Convention on Business Integrity (CBI), Mr. Soji Apampa, include the Programme Director, Africa Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Mrs. Lola Adekanye and Chief Compliance Officer/Company Secretary, Oando Plc, Mrs. Ayotola Jagun.
Expected at the workshop are private sector stakeholders and professional bodies, such as Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).
Other private sector stakeholders expected are the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Odu’a Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ODUA’CCIMA), Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), and members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Stopping IFFs from Nigeria.
The Guidelines for Private Sector Response to IFF Vulnerabilities in Nigeria, which is published by ICPC, seeks to enable private sector practitioners better understand the phenomenon of IFFs and provides guidance to them on what to look out for and avoid in the course of their business transactions.
Multinational entities, international banks, large legal and accounting firms have been identified as drivers and enablers of IFFs.
The sensitisation of the stakeholders is, therefore, aimed at creating awareness to enable the private sector play a key role in stemming the menace of IFFs.
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