A Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) in the Nigerian Sea Ports was undertaken in a collaborative effort by Port agencies and led by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR) and Bureau Of Public Procurement (BPP).
2. The exercise identified corruption risks in ports processes and a Report incorporating an Integrity Plan to address the risks was prepared. The implementation of the Integrity Plan is being currently coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Transportation through a Project Steering Committee comprising all stakeholders.
3. The objectives of the Integrity Plan include building the capacity of ports agencies to develop anti-corruption policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and harmonize the SOPs into a single process document for the ports; and establishing a Port Service Support Portal to serve as a transparent system for internal and external complaint handling for both operational and integrity issues.
4. This is a joint project of all the following: Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Port Health Service, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).