While the signing of the law is a milestone, it is only the beginning of a long journey to building a technologically viable structure for tackling corruption. The fight against corruption will require building capacities in our institutions and processes, as well as collaboration between government, citizens, and bilateral partners to ensure that the needs of all stakeholders are captured and met.
On our part, we will continue to provide policy and legal framework that will help Nigeria meet the commitments contained in our National Action Plan.
Nigeria welcomes the support of the OGP Support Unit through the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund Grant of $500,000 to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) for the development of an electronic register of beneficial owners.
I want to renew the commitment of Nigeria’s OGP Multi-Stakeholder Forum – National Steering Committee – to ensure full implementation of the register using this grant and I look forward to working with the CAC in the building of the register.
Prince Clem Ikanade Agba
Minister of State, Budget and National Planning