EU Champions Anti-corruption Initiative in Nigeria

Started by MyWorld, Dec 14, 2009, 09:15 PM


The launch of the European Union's Support to Reforming Institutions Programme in Abuja, on December 2, is another practical demonstration that the international community will be taking more than a passing interest in Nigeria's efforts to surmount systemic weaknesses in its modernisation process.

Under the SRIP initiative, for which the EU has already released 297 million euros (about N67.1 billion), the anti-corruption war in Nigeria becomes a joint project in which the relevant local agencies draw on the expertise and logistics support provided by the European organisation. The EU is also deepening its commitment to processes aimed at "a more efficient and transparent budget management," while facilitating economic development and security in the Niger Delta.

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