Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Support to The Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria

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The overall objective of this project is to promote good governance and contribute to Nigeria’s efforts in enhancing transparency, accountability and combating corruption.



Expected Results:

  • A coordination mechanism for the implementation of the anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) strategy is in place;
  • Legislative drafting capacity and anti-corruption laws strengthened;
  • Research capacities are enhanced to facilitate an evidence-based AC policy;
  • Anti-corruption law enforcement capacities are further developed;
  • ACAs work effectively through joint operations based on shared data and analysis;
  • ACAs effectively cooperate with regional and international partners;
  • Civil society organisations’ expertise and capacity for anti-corruption are strengthened;
  • Civil society anti-corruption networks expanded and strengthened. 


Main Activities: 

  • Assisting in setting up of coordination mechanisms on anti-corruption;
  • Project currently provides support to Nigeria's ongoing preparation for the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) review scheduled to hold before the end of the year. Reviewing existing anti-corruption laws and assessing needs, bottlenecks and capacity gaps in enforcement;
  • Providing support on design, provision of equipment and implementation of effective and   appropriate case, data management and sharing systems.


Main accomplishments to date:

The project supported the development and adoption of a National Anti-corruption Strategy;

  • A coordination mechanism for the implementation of the anti-corruption strategy has been set up;
  • Project has supported Nigeria's participation at the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) working groups;
  • Supported the establishment of thematic working groups with a view to enhance inter agency coordination;
  • The project has trained over 5,000 individuals, including over 1,000 women;
  • Supported the adoption of FCT High Court sentencing guidelines;
  • A great milestone of the project was the signature of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Practice Direction. Together with the CCT code of ethics, it strengthens the operations and authority of the CCT. 



Source of funds: 10th EDF (CRIS ref: 2011/022-161)

Total budget (EUR): 35M

Implementing period: 5 years (2012-2017)

Implementing agency: United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Geographical region: Nationwide


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