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Webinar: Off-grid solutions to corruption in Nigeria’s electricity sector

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07 September 2021, 11am to 1pm (BST)
Details on how to access this webinar will be published shortly.

About the webinar

The privatisation of Nigeria’s electricity sector has not resolved inefficiencies like legacy corruption, dysfunctional contract arrangements, inefficient transmission, and declining financial assets that have long plagued the sector. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 96% of businesses in Nigeria, are the most impacted by the insufficient electricity supply. In research jointly conducted by the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), 35 SMEs in manufacturing clusters in South-East Nigeria (Nnewi, Aba and Onitsha) and Abuja were surveyed. About 80% of all respondents cited power supply as the greatest obstacle for their businesses, with over 40% reporting that power accounts for around 35% of their total costs. Our research finding suggests that resolving electricity constraints for this sector in the short-to-medium term portends a huge impact on the economy. This webinar aims to share the key findings of this research with electricity sector stakeholders and policymakers.

Webinar: Necessary reforms for an effective EFCC in Nigeria

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14 September 2021, 11am to 1pm (BST)
Details on how to access this webinar will be published shortly.

About the webinar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been instrumental in prosecuting corrupt leaders, businessmen and recovering stolen funds. Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research found 568 corruption prosecutions were completed by EFCC between 2010 and 2015. Despite these initial successes, there are now concerns that the EFCC has evolved into a ‘debt collection agency’, which has affected their ability to serve as an anti-corruption agency. Led by SOAS University of London – with consortium partner’s including the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), the (ACE) Research Consortium published a series of research reports in 2020 evaluating the EFCC. This webinar aims to share the key findings of this research with relevant policymakers within Nigeria’s anti-corruption ecosystem to help drive the uptake of important judicial and procedural reforms and to restore public confidence in the Nigerian civil dispute settlement systems.

Related publication

 Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission: necessary reforms for an effective anti-corruption agency (Briefing Paper)