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Corruption Not In My Country

Police partner with ‘Not In My Country’ to combat corruption

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has approved partnership with Akin FadeyiFoundation (AFF) on its retail and grassroots anti-corruption drive, Not In My Country.

Ibrahim Bakori, principal staff officer of the IGP, disclosed this in statement.

The synergy is in continuance of the organisation’s European Union (EU) funded anti-corruption programme in Nigeria.

According to the statement, the partnership is also inspired by the police’s commitment to President Muhammadu Buhari anti-corruption fight.

“I write to convey the approval of the inspector-general of police on the formal partnership with the Akin FadeyiFoundation on its ‘Corruption: Not In My Country Project’,” the statement read.

“The partnership will be driven by the foundation’s expertise in citizen voice and action advocacy and the inspector-general of police’s commitment to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s zero tolerance for corruption.

“This grassroots anti-corruption advocacy project is a timely and unique tool geared towards creating awareness of corrupt practices and how to prevent them.”

Akin Fadeyi, executive director of the foundation, described the partnership as part of the foundation’s contribution to the making of a transparent and accountable police force.

He also applauded Idris for being pragmatic, vision-driven and committed to motivating the police institution, especially through his recent approval of the promotion of inspectors and members of the rank and file of the police.

“For us at Akin FadeyiFoundation, this is another milestone in our quest to build an enviable, saner and development-oriented society,” Fadeyi said.

“This partnership is germane to our unique desire to contribute our quota in building a Nigeria police endowed with the tenets of transparency, accountability and excellent service delivery consistent with global best practices.”

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Akin Fadeyi

Founder & CEO, Akin Fadeyi Foundation

Fadeyi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and a Post Graduate Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Fadeyi’s professional skills cut across public relations, media relations, capacity development, leadership, strategic thinking and Non Profit management.

 

He also earned certifications from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Behavioral Insights to Public Policy Design. He has also attended several leadership courses at the Institute for Change, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Fadeyi has trained over two hundred schools on asking the critical questions bordering transparency and accountability in governance.  He has been Lead Consultant on British Council, Africa Knowledge Transfer Partnership, The British Council Active Citizens Project, United Nations Women Consultancy on Gender Equality, Airtel Nigeria Media Communications Project, the global Fhi360 Public Communications Strategy; National Health Insurance Scheme Business Communications Strategic Consultancy amongst others.

He devotes time to social enterprise and development projects, which also involve youth mentoring and capacity building. In Nigeria, Africa, Fadeyi founded the Akin Fadeyi Foundation which championed TV campaigns against micro level corruption in Nigeria. His campaign project has gained tremendous traction with international development partnerships ranging from the European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The Corruption, Not in My Country Project currently airs on CNN Africa with funding support from the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago.

Fadeyi loves to travel, is an avid reader and a lover of Sports with keen interest in soccer.

Akin Fadeyi championed the design of a web-technology App to empower citizens’ unhindered capacity to report corruption called Flag’It. His effort is currently yielding into the coming onboard the App by various Federal Government Institutions. He was a Member of the Federal Government Ministerial Committee on Primary Healthcare Development and Member, Federal Government Ministerial Committee on LASAA Fever Control.

Akin Fadeyi is an Opinion Columnist in and his opinion columns can be found for the Premium Times, The Guardian, The Cable and The Crest.

Akin Fadeyi has just completed a Media Strategy and Workplace Communications program in the Ryerson University, Ontario and played sensitive roles within the logistics Team of the Canada Federal Elections.