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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ATCON, GABI join forces against corruption in telecom

THE Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) in conjunction with Global Academy Bloc International would play host to the first Global Economic and Financial Crimes Control and Eradication Conference (GEFCEC) telecommunications stakeholders’ conference on corruption from June 10-12, 2008 at the Muson Centre, Lagos, reports CHARLES OKOH.

The three-day conference tagged Corruption Management in the Nigerian Telecommunication Sector, according to the organisers is aimed at forming a bloc of leadership interested in learning the contemporary methods to control and eventually eradicate “Economic and Financial Crimes” especially in the developing nation of the world.

A press statement made available to Champion Infotel, said the conference is for the management of all telecommunications companies in the country, two key heads of information technology (IT) departments of all banks, IT heads of departments of micro-finance banks; departments of all insurance companies; information relations officers and IT heads of all government parastatals.

Others are commissioners of information in all the 36 states and Abuja, Nigerian Communications Commission; Independent Corruption Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to the statement, some of the guest lecturers are, Senator Ken Nnamani, former Senate President, who would be speaking on “Legislation and Policy Implementation as key factors to eradicating corruption, Chairman of ICPC who would be speaking on “The corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and its effect on Corruption Control while the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe would dwell on “The Positive role of regulation in the global Information Communication Technology (ICT) environment’ just as Transparency International, World Bank and International Telecom Union are expected also to send representatives to the conference.

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