Recently, the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State and Uniworld Professional Training Academy, USA in collaboration with the Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals, USA held a joint international training programme for human capacity building for leaders and professional to combat white-collar crimes and corruption in organizations with the theme: "Changing the Paradigm of Leadership Strategy: Deterrence and Detection of White Collar Crimes & Corruption in Developing Countries(Africa).
The training took off by a presentation by the FAFI Lead Facilitator, Dr Felix Eboibi on "Cyber-attacks against institutions & organizations: Wherein lies the law?" where he explained that cyber-attacks are unlawful as they violate the Nigerian Cybercrimes Act 2015. He outlined instances of cyber-attacks on institutions in Nigeria and possible perpetrators of the crime. he concluded by suggesting possible ways of averting cyber-attacks. Therefater, Dr Eze Gbalam in his presentation "Financial Investigative Techniques: How to close the gaps in business operation" demonstrated possible financial techniques of curtailing white collar crimes and corruption in business operations. Prof. Samuel Samuel Edoumiekumo, the Vice Chancellor of the Niger Delta University from a practical perspective, using NDU as a case study upon his assumption of office examined "Financial Management Decisions in times of crisis among organisational leaders." Dr Mannixs Paul, the Chief Technical Director of NDU FAFI & CIM Programmes who is based in the USA discussed the "Strategic Techniques in Managing the Culture of Fraud and Corruption in Organisations" with a call for integrity check in organisations to stamp out the menace. Dr Timothy Callaghan and Dr Eunice Anu both based in the USA examined respectively, "Development of Effective Leadership in the 21st Century in and bureaucratic Organisations and Institutions" & "The Importance of Forensic Accounting Competences in a digital world."
It was agreed at the end of the training that the Nigerian government must develop the political will to combat white-collar crimes and corruption. An area that was identified as lacking is Forensic accounting and fraud investigators, consequently, Nigerians were advised to take advantage of the NDU FAFI Executive Advance Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation.Get the presentation here
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