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Towards Achieving MDGS in Africa: The Role of the Institute of Forensic Accountants (IFA) Nigeria in Eradicating Corruption

Faboyede, Olusola Samuel and Mukoro, D. O. and Ben-Caleb, Egbide (2013) Towards Achieving MDGS in Africa: The Role of the Institute of Forensic Accountants (IFA) Nigeria in Eradicating Corruption. Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (JOSR-JHSS), 13 (3). pp. 30-34. ISSN 279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845.

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Abstract

African countries have adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a tool within their wider development planning framework, in order to improve the living conditions of their citizens. MDGs are measurable targets attached to a timeframe for making a difference in the lives of the people. This paper, against the background that corruption poses the greatest threat to the commitment of Governments to provide resources and policies to implement the MDG goals, looks at the invaluable role played by the .Institute of Forensic Accountants, Nigeria, in wiping out the evils of corruption and bad governance. Forensic accounting is the intersection between accounting, investigations, and law. The paper asserts that the war against corruption will not be fruitful without the concerted integration of forensic accountants into the governance framework. It strongly advocates a highly sincere will of the Nigerian government to support the widespread growth of forensic accounting in its bid to wage the anti-graft war, restore deprived basic human rights, such as health, education, shelter and security as well as tackle the challenges of poverty and infrastructural/economic development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corruption, Forensic Accountants, Governance, ./FA, MDGs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2015 21:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2015 21:59
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3733

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