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By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has finalised arrangements toward having a hitch-free virtual dialogue On Regional Economic Communities: Critical Actors In The Implementation Of African Union Convention On Prevention And Combating Corruption, to mark the 5th African Union (AU) Day of Anti – Corruption in commemoration of the adoption of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC), scheduled to hold on the 12, July 2021 by 11:00 AM West Central Africa.

The Communications Officer, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption,
PACAC, Mr. Aghogho Agbahor disclosed this to our reporter on Thursday in a press statement he signed.

According to the statement, “The 2021 theme is Regional Economic Communities: Critical Actors in the implementation of African Union Convention on Prevention and Combating Corruption”.

Aghogho pointed out that Corruption remains the most daunting challenge to good governance, sustainable economic growth, peace, stability and development in Africa.
” In many corruptions’ perception surveys and indices. Africa is perceived as the most corrupt region in the World, and concomitantly the most underdeveloped and backward region. Hence, addressing the problem of corruption in a strategic and comprehensive way is of paramount importance as a development priority for Africa”.

Disclosing further, he noted that the dialogue will provide a forum for conversations on three specific areas: Effective implementation of the AUCPCC by RECs and NACs in Combating Corruption and Achieving Agenda 2023; Combating IFF for the effective implementation of ACFTA; and Encouraging a Culture of Corporate Transparency, Accountability and Integrity in Multinational Corporations.

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