During the London Anti-Corruption Summit in May, when President Buhari of Nigeria was asked if he demanded an apology from David Cameron for his “fantastically corrupt” claim, he said he did not need an apology, “What I am demanding is the return of the assets”. But without fundamental reform in the defence sector will Nigeria’s public funds continue to be misappropriated?
Join Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme on 10th November for a panel discussion with RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies Director, Tom Keatinge, and the former U.S. intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria, Matthew T. Page, on the challenges of recovering Nigeria’s stolen assets and reforming the country’s defence sector. The panel will present findings from their current research project which analyses the links between corruption in the Nigerian military, illicit financial flows laundered through London, and how these factors combine to benefit the Boko Haram insurgency. The team will also discuss what new approaches – such as Unexplained Wealth Orders, Open Contracting and public-private information sharing – can offer to the UK and Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaigns.
- 18:00 Registration
- 18:15 Panel and Q&A
- 19:15 Drinks reception
To register, follow the link here.
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