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Recently, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)through the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) intensified engagements with the Maritime Industry and its stakeholders, with the aim of enlightening port users and the general public about the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) That Work in Nigeria's Sea Ports & Terminals.
During sessions which held in Lagos and Abuja on October 08th and October 22nd, 2019, respectively; stakeholders called for increased awareness, collaboration and a communication framework to enable port users familiarise themselves with the SOPs.
Recall that in 2012, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), 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 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.
Further to this, CBi released its Ports User Survey Report in August 2019 following a customer survey done in December 2018.
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One of the recommendations proposed is the need for experienced sharing sessions among Nigerian ports/terminals customers/users, oï¬ƒcials/oï¬ƒcers, management, government and their West African/European counterparts, in order to enable the Nigerian groups learn how to build and deploy integrity, anticorruption governance strategies and build positive business environment going forward.
To continue with the Roundtable sessions that commenced in October 2019, the MACN through CBi under its Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) Project will again host the Roundtable Session in Port Harcourt - Nigeria's second largest port and industrial centre.
Details of the Round-Table Session
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Venue: Novotel Hotel, 3 Stadium Road, Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Time: 9.30am (Registration starts at 9am)
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.
To participate, please do not hesitate to contact:
Yinka Johnson (07013715571) email@example.com; and
Kitan Babalola (08067829272) kitan. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join the conversation on our social media platforms @CBiNGR @IntegrityNGR and @BAAC_Nigeria using the hashtag #CBiMaritime #CBiRoundtable
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.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 100 members globally, and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.
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