Conference Agenda

Day 1 | Monday, 7th December 2020 | 11:45 am – 15:00

Focus: Business Led Solutions & Strengthen Democratic Institutions

12:00 – 12:30 pm Welcome Addresses by Mr. Andrew Wilson, Executive Director, CIPE, US | Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, President, LCCI, Nigeria
12:30 – 12:35 pm                                    Watch | The human and economic cost of corruption
12:35 – 12:55 pm Keynote Address: Impact of Corruption on Economic and Democratic Growth in Africa. 
12:55 – 1.15 pm Watch | How can you do business with Integrity in Nigeria?   
Breakout Panels | 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Tackling Corruption in the Maritime Industry:

The maritime sector employs 150,000 people and contributes as much as $15 billion to the Nigerian economy as per estimates in 2013. This sector will be even more instrumental in the recovery and stabilization of the economy as we grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19 and in the light of the AfCFTA. However, bugged down by corruption and inefficiency for years, this sector has failed to compete with its counterparts in the region. What can stakeholders do and what efforts are on the way improve efficiency and create a cleaner business environment? 

Panellists:

  • Mr. Olusoji Apampa, CEO CBi (Presenter) 
  • Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju, Federal University of Lagos
  • Vivek Menon, Head of Collective Action Partnerships, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
  • Mr. Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC)
  • Jose Raul Perales, Deputy Director Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF), CIPE 
  • Dr Ikenna Nwosu (Moderator)
Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement and Spending: Government spending should deliver the benefits of democracy to citizens especially the most vulnerable, but corruption has hijacked this effort. Funds for education, healthcare, infrastructure, clean water, sanitation, and security are often diverted resulting in poor ranking of Nigeria and Africa in general on key development indicators (per capita income, HDI, jobs, poverty rate, etc). What effort beyond procurement reform is needed to dismantle the corrupt systems that enables government collusion with the private sector at citizen’s expense?

Panelists:

    • Dr. Joe Abah, Country Director, DAI International Development (Presenter)
    • Maureen Kariuki, Open Government Partnership (OGP)
    • Carey Klutz, Head of Country Programs, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP)
  • Abisola Kazeem, Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Mrs. Uwa Osa-Oboh, Head, Corporate Development, Capital Alliance Nigeria, 
  • Dr. Olusegun Omisakin, Director of Research and Chief Economist, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) (Moderator)
The Supply Side of Corruption: Prioritizing Ethics & Integrity in Business the Culture: Business ethics is the underlying framework for carrying on a business by adhering to the generally accepted standards of right behaviour. Without the oxygen of bribes and collusion, corruption will reduce in Nigeria. Without fair competition, businesses lose innovation, remain uncompetitive, and unable to grow or survive. This underlies the need for a private sector led solution to stem the tide of corruption in Nigeria and Africa to harness the opportunities and demand for growth. 

Panelists:

  • Mrs Mojisola Bakare, General Manager Corporate Banking, Sterling Bank Plc. (Presenter)
  • Mr. Ayoola Olukanni, Director General, Nigerian Associations Chamber Commerce, Industry, Mines, Agriculture (NACCIMA)
  • Lisa Miller, Integrity Compliance Officer World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency 
  • Anthony Waire, Principal, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank 
  • Scott Eisner, President, US Africa Business Center, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Frank Aigbogun, Publisher, Business Day Media Limited (Moderator)
2:45 – 3:00 PMCall to Action by Dr. Yemi Kale, Director General, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)