Corruption remains a priority concerns to the Nigerian Government and People. Corruption affects all aspects of public life, continues to undermine the social, economic and political development of the country and is a major obstacle to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Nigeria is a State party to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) which guides UNODC's work in this area, and as such, an active member of the  Implementation Review Mechanism, a peer review process that assists States parties to effectively implement the Convention. UNCAC provides an extensive range of measures on corruption from asset recovery, criminalization and enforcement on different classes of crimes, to preventive measures on corruption as well as enhancing international cooperation on issues of corruption between member states.

Our work

Since 2001, UNODC has been working with the Federal Government, its specialized agencies, the judiciary, aswell as select State Governments, civil society and the private sector on a wide range of projects aimed at preventing corruption, strengthening integrity, accountability and transparency, enhancing the legal framework against corruption, improving capacity of and coordination amongst various anti-corruption bodies, the recovery and return of the proceeds of corruption as well as international cooperation.

Our partners

Key partners for UNODC's work in this area include, among others, the Attorney General's Office, the  Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), the  Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) , the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Technical Unit on Governance & Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), the Nigerian judiciary, civil society as well as the private sector.

Our projects

Within the framework of the Global Programme to prevent and combat corruption through effective implementation of United Nations Convention against Corruption in support of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (GLOZ99), UNODC with the support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US Department of State, assists EFCC in the conduct of a Continuous Improvement Self-Assessment (methodology developed by UK College of Police).

With the funding of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UNODC supports the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in the conduct of the Second Survey on Corruption in Nigeria . Following the 2017 Corruption in Nigeria Survey, this second survey will help to further improve the understanding of the nature, scope, cost, location and trends of corruption in Nigeria. 

Within the framework of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration , UNODC seeks to facilitate the roll out of the materials, tools and services developed under the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative in Nigeria.

Support to Anti-corruption in Nigeria funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (2012 - 2017)

Support to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Judiciary funded by the European Union under the 9th European Development Fund (2006 - 2010)

Promoting Ethics and Transparency in Business Transactions in Nigeria funded by the Government of the Netherlands (2008 - 2010)