IMPROVEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES OF EFCC IN NIGERIA (2009 – 2012)
Several years of military misrule and mismanagement had weakened the economic management processes and institution in Nigeria. There was no transparency and accountability in government (Public Sector) and private sector and Nigerians becomes notorious for endemic corruption. The resulgt was the inability of government to deliver services to the Nigerian public. Most private companies both in the oil and non-oil sector have constantly evade taxes and have collided with official to evade custom duties and payment of taxes .In addition, widespread preparation of economic and financial crime like advance fee fraud (419), money laundry, cyber crime, banking fraud and endemic corruption have had severe negative consequences on Nigeria, including decrease direct foreign investment in the country. Consequently, the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) was establish as one of the mechanism for prevention, investigation and prosecution of corrupt practices and economic and financial crime in the public and the private sector. Finally, this research work is aim at looking the various activities of the Economies and financial crime commission (EFCC) and how they can improve financial crime accountability and transparency.