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Experts discuss terrorism, corruption at EFCC meeting

Experts on terrorism and economic crimes from across the world will converge in Abuja for three days from Monday for the 8th national seminar being organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The event, according to the spokesperson of the EFCC, Femi Babafemi, will include discussion on the impact of corruption, money laundering and terrorism on national development. Other issues include the use of international anti-corruption instruments in addressing bribery and corruption in the African business environment; the challenge of cyber-crimes, as well as “provide a platform for practitioners to network and share experiences and best practices towards improved international cooperation in the fight against economic and financial crimes.”

Security experts from the UK, USA, Indonesia and Botswana are expected at the seminar, while the keynote address will be presented by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia.

“Among the topics for deliberation at the three day event include: The challenges of global economic crimes to national development; money laundering and capital flight: threats to national development; securing the gateway to the global economy: cyber-security, mobile telephony and national development; using financial intelligence units to stem corruption, insecurity and terror,” Mr Babafemi said.

“Others include public private partnership in the fight against economic crimes; emerging frontiers in corporate social responsibility; freedom of information act and the fight against economic and financial crimes: a critical appraisal.”

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