It is less than one week to the commencement of the 49th Annual Accountants’ Conference in Abuja where notable anti-corruption personalities from Kenya and Nigeria will feature prominently.
Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, professor of Law and former Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission will be the lead paper presenter while Professor Sam Erugo, Dean, Faculty of Law at the Abia State University, Uturu will be a discussant.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu will chair the session which is expected to provide new insights and strategies to tackle corruption in Nigeria. Prof Lumumba’s paper which will focus on Strengthening Institutional Framework to Support Anti-Corruption Drive will explore the gaps in the current anti-corruption frameworks, as well as suggest frameworks for institutional reforms to quicken and strengthen the anti-corruption drive.
The conference will also examine the various dimensions to the myriad of problems facing the Nigerian business environment including insecurity, poor infrastructure, disruptive innovation, inadequate public sector accountability.
About 5,000 participants comprising leaders in various spheres of business, government and the academia are expected at the conference to share knowledge, interact and network for improvement of accounting, finance, general business and regulatory oversight.