Corruption Not In My Country



Monday 10th, May 2017
Lagos, Nigeria



The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Nigeria has announced plans to partner with the Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) to further strengthen the Organization’s unrelenting efforts towards raising citizen voice-action for accountable public institutions through its grassroots Pan-Nigeria campaign against retail corruption tagged; CORRUPTION,  NOT IN MY COUNTRY.

In a statement released by the National Coordinator of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Nigeria and Special Adviser to the President on Justice Reform, Barrister Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu at the recently launched Partnership for best practices between Akin Fadeyi Foundation and The Nigeria Police, she said:

“We are delighted to announce a partnership with the Akin Fadeyi Foundation on its “Corruption, Not In My Country Project”. This grassroots anti-corruption advocacy project is an important one, particularly at a time like this when the Nigerian Government and its people are collectively declaring war against corruption. We believe that, the “Corruption, Not In My Country Project” will empower citizens to imbibe openness in their business dealings and to demand accountability from Government”.

Barrister Ibekaku-Nwagwu added further that, “Our commitment to being part of the Akin Fadeyi Foundation’s anti-corruption effort is part of our multi-stakeholder approach to creating a socio-economic environment guided by Open Governance principle.  We also believe that with the successes recorded so far in the implementation of the Whistle-Blower policy, supported by Nigerians, a citizen-led anti-corruption campaign such as that championed by the Akin Fadeyi Foundation will also succeed. OGP Nigeria will continue to support AFF and other like-minded organizations committed to building a healthy and vibrant socio-economic ecosystem”.

While responding, Executive Director, Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Mr. Akin Fadeyi said, “This is another exciting news for us at Akin Fadeyi Foundation. Working with Open Governance Partnership Nigeria is a huge milestone for us and we will continuously deploy our efforts to continuously promote accountability and transparency in service delivery.

Fadeyi expressed gratitude to the leadership of OGP Nigeria for supporting the vision of the Akin Fadeyi Foundation. “We are grateful to the OGP Nigeria Secretariat led by the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the trust reposed in us. We will continue to promote retail and grassroots anti-corruption within the country and make citizens accountable.”

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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.