Nigeria: Group Organises Forum On Cost of Corruption On Nigerians

30 July 2021

The Federal Social Democrats (FSD), an emerging group of patriots crusading for a new Nigeria, has announced Mrs. Funke Adekoya, SAN, as the keynote speaker at its forthcoming FSD knowledge Series, a public engagement forum aimed at sensitising the public on critical policy issues. The topic she will address is ' Cost of Corruption'. The public conversation, which is scheduled for tomorrow, July 31, 2021 will be via Zoom.

The group said in a statement that the forum would examine the complex "issue of corruption; how it works in Nigeria and the many ways it affects you, as well as what price citizens are paying for corrupt practices in various aspects of the society".

"Former Minister of Education and Chair, Fix Politics, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili will moderate the public conversation. Another distinguished member of the panel who will x-ray the adverse impact of corruption on society is the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. He will give insights on how corruption affects our politics and governance; Mr. Bismarck Rewane, a notable economist and business analyst, will bring perspectives on the impact of corruption on business and the economy, while the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. IshaqOloyede will share his experience on corruption and its impact on parastatals,"it said.

The group added that other panelists are: Prof. Koyin Ajayi, SAN,who will look at corruption in the judiciary and its negative impact on the administration of the justice system, while Co- founder of BudgIT, Mr. Seun Onigbinde, who will be representing the youth, will discuss how civil society organisations can help in the fight against corruption.

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