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Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield, “ARFPS” (Anti-fraud and Anti-corruption Initiative)

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Each societal values’ changes with time, and each generation is marked by how leaders and intellectuals’ react to each human problems in their dispensation. Reading the daily news and literature views of the issues of fraud and corruption, this is mostly attributed to as falling nature of humanity. For example, the social problems of most corrupt and fraudulent countries are identical. These problems include high rate of unemployment, increase in poverty, greed and selfishness, unpatriotic behavior, dishonesty, poor infrastructures, slow in overall technological advancement, unnecessary killings, violent crimes, insecurity, and massive increase in deviant behavior among youths.

In addition, the consequences of the uncontrolled fraud and corruption does not only affect the present generation because fraud and corruption tends to mortgage the prosperity of the future, which sound frightened. There are several initiatives in various countries to limit corruption in most counties, but the truth is that each country and organizations must make a meaningful effort to control fraud and corruption. However, working in collaboration is a better method to strength and discourage synchronized corruption.

 For the fight against corruption and white-collar crimes requires accountability, commitment, and determination of leadership to ensure success. Many questioned why the numerous anti corrupt agencies and anti-fraud laws, regulations, policies, and procedures globally cannot eradicate the problem of fraud and corruption in societies? Research studies show that some countries or administrations are worse than the others that imply that some nations or administrations commit fraud and corruption with impunity. Based on the fraud triangle concept, the vulnerability of fraud and corruption would be higher if only these conceptualized factors, which include motive, opportunity, and rationalization, are not critical examined. Therefore, fixing the problem of mismanagement, insiders’ white-collar crime, corruption, and breach of trust is no quick solution but a systematic approach but most third world counties are not doing enough to shrink the degree of fraud and corruption.

 For uncontrolled fraud and corruption is a potential risk to the values that sustains a promising society, and considering the generation gap differences, where hard work, patriotism, dedication, integrity or royalty to business is short changed  for self-gratification for survival. This reverse value system is perilous for the common good of societies and is a gateway for destitution for the future generations or the continuity of business survival. Hence, it is imperative to seek alternative techniques in addressing the complexity of the problems of fraud and corruptions in agencies and business organizations.

The proponent of the Anti-fraud and Anti-coourption initiative, “Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield, ARFPS” which is a program deemed as a part of private effort to help businesses and support anti-fraud agencies in Africa seeking support and promotion launch the program. The new anti-fraud innovative concept known as ARFPS, which is primarily a management tool designed for companies across the continent of Africa to modify employee’s behavior, enforcing ruled-based oriented culture, and promoting ethical business practices in companies.

 White-collar crimes and abuse of public office, “corruption” has escalated beyond measure and considered a synchronized pattern of survival. Therefore, those who practice such as an act of fraudulent activities and abuser of public trust understood the concept that the law is a shield and sword, and most times, they acquired the best legal practitioners for defense, and obtained a strong support from their political connections to frustrate prosecutors’ efforts.

 This has made white-collar crimes costly, time-consuming, and well noted for no-win-win situations. Besides, increase in technology has made white-collar crimes sophisticated, where the difference is very unambiguous. The movement of crime is a mostly geometric progression, which has faulted the counteractive measure to fix the impending problems. Nevertheless, it requires pragmatic approaches that deal with the mental and emotions to create regeneration, and implement customize strategies that shrink the opportunities to commit such an omission is easier, less costly, enduring and help to limit resistance to leadership.

 Hence, no leadership of organization or nation should be naïve to pretend there is a simple quick-fix solution to corruption or fraud-related problems without a strong connection between top management of companies or agencies and compliance enforcement agents and ethics promotion professionals. Responsibility for the promotion of integrity in agencies, corporations, administrations and their employees or stakeholders begins and ends with the leadership or head of the organizations.

 The proponent is advocating for communal, governmental, and corporate support for the promotion of “Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield Program,” a pragmatic motivational tool for employees against unethical business practices in workplaces that are predisposed to institutionalize fraud and corrupt practices. This is fundamentally crucial to make a key difference in organizations, and abridge the gaps in promoting due diligence, responsibility, and accountability among employees in organizations, create awareness, ethical orientation, and limit the opportunities of fraud and corruption.

 The proponent is advocating for communal, governmental, and corporate support for the promotion of “Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield Program,” a pragmatic motivational tool for employees against unethical business practices in workplaces that are predisposed to institutionalize fraud and corrupt practices, which is fundamentally crucial to make a key difference in organizations, and abridge the gaps in promoting due diligence, responsibility and accountability among employees in organizations  to response to the  conceptualized factor of fraud and corruption.

  Afro Red-Flag Protective Shield, “ARFPS” Program                                                              (Anti-fraud and Anti-corruption Initiative for Africa)

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Retroactive Effect of Corrupt Practices -Dr. Paul

Retroactive Effect Of Corrupt Practices In Nigeria-(3)

The complexity of Nigeria’s society cannot be overlooked. It requires a strong commitment between the federal and local institutions to promulgate a grassroots re-enforcement for a social change against the institutionalized corrupt practice. Citizen empowerment is a viable option to achieve a key change in society. For the effectiveness of any legal system is only sustained if the rule of law is jealously protected by citizens.

 

Corruption in Times of Crisis by Mannixs Paul, Ph.D.

Corruption In Times Of Crisis

Nigeria is a multifaceted country, and the diversity supposed to be an immutable strength of greatness, if appropriately exploited. On the contrary, the daily experiences across the country are self-evident of the slow space of progress, which is applicable to several African countries. Nevertheless, Nigeria is not peculiar in such challenges that occur worldwide, but Nigerians must comprehend that  the  fortune of a nation greatly depends on her citizens’ readiness to safeguard the integrity of their nation.

As a standard, time of crisis specially issues that threatens the security, and the safety of her citizens ought to be an opportunity to call for unity that shunned personal benefit of all stakeholders for nation building. Usually the opposite is the case with corrupt nations. Times of crises mean an opportunity of acquiring individual wealth at the expense of others, which makes the next generation vulnerable and mystifies. Hence, it is imperative to understand the assumption that the problem of corruption in Nigeria can only have a common solution, which must be  determined by Nigerians, which is applicable to other African nations through collaboration. The outbreak of corruption in any society will experience no quick fix by any government that lacks an enabling environment to fight against unethical practices nationwide.

Corruption, an Epidemic Social Disorder,Two by Dr. Paul

Corruption Epidemic is a Social Disorder in Nigeria , ll 

Imagine yourself to be in a position of authority to executive law, and a key decision-maker of public trust. What do you think if there are no stiff penalties against the crime of a breach of public trust, “Corruption,” where the consequences do not exceed the tenure of the ruling party or government? Why do you think the existing laws could deter corruption? The most troubling question is that, if a jail term does not deter corruption, what is the remedy?

Pragmatic experience based on a universal conceptualization in the criminal justice stresses that, those seeking equity must come with clean hands.” This assumption provides a better premise to understand that the fight against corruption in any society globally cannot be successful by merely creating anti-corrupt laws. The intelligence community supports the argument that such a task, especially in a deprave society, where justice is easily undermined, it will be an impracticable task to accomplish if there is  no practical example of honesty and integrity in leadership or appointed agents or those in authority. Assess the overall factors of this raging saga of depravity, and kindly provide us your response to this question. Is the act of corruption a social epidemic disorder or a failing system leading to state of Lawlessness? How do you resolve this looming threat to the well-being of the citizens, putting into consideration that quitting is not an alternative in solving this sort of universal problem?

Dear readers, your opinions, and recommendations are critical for our continuing research study to develop a better model to foster ethical behavior among employees or appointed agents, and help to facilitate anti-fraud and anti-corrupt enabling workplace in organizations across Africa.

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Mannixs Paul, Ph.D.                                                                                                                    United Compliance & Risk Management Consult 

          

 

 

Statistical Data of a Decade War Against Corruption by Dr. Paul

Corruption, An Epidemic Social Disorder In Nigeria-1-

The abuse of public trust has become a standard way of living, but such a corrupt orientation is challenged by other countries of the world, considering that the lack of a nation’s integrity is injurious to trustworthiness. After a careful assessment of a decade data of the nation’s perception index of corruption, the fight against corruption is far from achieving the key goal of appointed agencies. This is dangerous for any society because finding a care for such an epidemic of social disorder, “deprave culture” is harder said than done, and such cannot be overwhelmed with just the pen of the law, but requires a more pragmatic approach, that requires a combination of aggressive enforcement of the law, effective internal control system, and  grass root orientation.

There are various schools of thoughts relating unethical practices in societies depending on their value system, but one would argue that a long tradition of corruption is a potential hazard for the fight against corruption, which makes it demanding and uneasy for anti-corrupt agencies without public support. Usually an unethical practice that is beyond control in any society is a key to a state of anarchy. This is dangerous for any society because finding a care for such an epidemic of social disorder, “deprave culture” is harder said than done, and such cannot be overwhelmed with just the pen of the law, but requires a more pragmatic approach, that requires a combination of aggressive enforcement the rules and regulation, and grass root orientation.

However, the political will to bring to birth to fight corruption is a civil duty of all citizens, but those in leadership must provide the enabling environment, and now is the time. On the other hand, the implementation of key strategic change is needed to reinforce the fight against corruption because the data provided supports the assumption that over a decade of the fight against corruption, a negligible success is attained; change of strategy is necessary. Government is encouraged to implement preventive methods rather than focusing on fighting the crime of corruption.