Chutzpah, corruption – and the real victims of corporate crime
What is to be done?
Guess how many government officials’ signatures are needed to clear an individual shipment for imports in Nigeria? Think big.
Astonishingly, it’s at least 79 and up to 100. Now think about how much room that leaves for corruption – quite a lot. But as Nigeria tries hard to improve standards, systems and methods, it looks as if things might improve. The country has launched new SOPs and an information management platform to tackle both corruption and inefficiency at its ports. Technology may just be the key for a country in which shipments takes an average of 298 hours and costs $1,077 to undertake border compliance import procedures. Fairplay reports.
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