Past event

Research Event

UK-Nigerian Anti-Corruption Cooperation

House of Commons, Committee Room 16

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project


Jonathan Benton, Detective Chief Inspector, Economic & Specialist Crime Command, Metropolitan Police
Eric Guttschuss, Researcher on Nigeria, Human Rights Watch
Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN, Head of Chambers, Pump Court Chambers
Chair: Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the APPG on Nigeria


This meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria will explore the practicalities of the UK and Nigeria's anti-corruption cooperation, the successes of the relationship and unresolved challenges. With the two countries planning to double bilateral trade by 2014 and continuing to promote investment and technological co-operation while concerns relating to development and security in Nigeria deepen, effective efforts to tackle corruption and financial crime have become ever more crucial. While the UK has been working with Nigeria for a number of years on its anti-corruption efforts, Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has in recent years received growing criticism.