CBi and the Maritime Anticorruption Network to hold Roundtable Session in Abuja on October 22, 2019


Monday, October 14, 2019 / 12:00PM / CBi Release / Header Image Credit: CBi & MACN


Following the engagement and feedback from stakeholders after the #CBiMaritime Roundtable Session in Lagos on October 08, 2019, the Convention on Business Integrity in collaboration with the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is set to host the roundtable session again in Abuja on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 through its collective action platform  Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC).


Recall that in 2012, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Technical Unit on Government and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) commissioned a corruption risk assessment (CRA) in the Nigerian port sector. The assessment set out to understand the main drivers of corruption in the sector, identify specific measures for addressing such drivers, and catalyze action among public and private sector stakeholders.


The Corruption risk assessment report made specific recommendations for action to eliminate corruption in the Nigerian port sector. Amongst the recommendations was a proposal for Ethics Training and Capacity-building programs to strengthen transparency and accountability of port stakeholders.


As part of its collective action programme, MACN in 2016 contracted the Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) to lead the training of Ports officials on Professional Ethics. Pursuant to this, the Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) conducted a round of Training of Trainers (TOTs) in Lagos (Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports) Port Harcourt (Onne and Rivers Port Complex) and Calabar port between 2016 and May 2017. Thereafter, an end user training was conducted for over 1000 stakeholders in the Ports between November 2017 and March 2018.


Specifically, the objective of this MACN event is to continue with the series of interventions aimed at promoting transparency and consistent application of Standard Operating Procedures leading to more predictable (in time and cost) vessel and cargo clearance at the Ports & Terminals.


Stakeholders at the event would also have an opportunity to be part of ongoing collective action to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our ports and terminals.



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Details of the Round-Table Session

Theme: "Towards Standard Operating Procedures That Work in Nigeria's Sea Ports & Terminals"


Date:    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019


Venue: Sandralia Hotel (Augusto Hall), 1, Solomon Lar Way, Jabi, Abuja (Same road as Chida Hotel)


Time: 9.30am (Registration starts at 9am)


Target Participants

Expected guests at this event include Directors General/CEOs of Port Agencies, Relevant Regulatory Agencies, The Private sector, Port users as well as the General Public.


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Contact Details

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Yinka Johnson (07013715571) at yinka.johnson@cbinigeria.com; and

Kitan Babalola (08067829272) at kitan. babalola@cbinigeria.com 


 Confirmation of Attendance Deadline:

On or Before Monday, October 21st, 2019. 



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Download PDF Copy of Port Reform Report

1.              Operations At Nigerian Sea Ports & Terminals: Ports Users Survey Report - Proshare

2.             Operations At Nigerian Sea Ports & Terminals: Ports Users Survey Report - CBi



About CBi

The Convention on Business Integrity (CBI), a Company Limited by Guarantee is the private sector facing arm of the Integrity organisation. CBi was launched in October 1997 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in May 2003. The organization was established with the mission of promoting ethical business Practices, transparency and fair competition in the private and public sectors. It builds coalitions and develops sustainable strategies for citizen involvement with government in both sectors.


About BAAC

Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) is a collective action platform which uses member thematic groups to identify key problems and pain points of members which the secretariat then sets out to address. Our focus is on improving corporate governance and reducing corruption in the Nigerian business environment.


We provide the tools and templates to help businesses set up their internal policies and procedures to COSO 2013 international standards, which are recognised by banks and other financial institutions. This also applies to SMEs wanting to play in the supply chain of larger companies that care about their ethics, governance and corruption risk exposure.




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