Gabriel Aduda

Exec Director,
Centre for Ethics and Transparency

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Centre for Ethics and Transparency


Gabriel Aduda is a Good Governance and Anticorruption Practitioner with wide ranging experience in the public sector finance, budgets, procurement, social surveys and research. His experience working in the public sector and the international development sector in Nigeria equips him with an exceptional aptitude for working with and meeting the expectations of diverse stakeholders.

He has been involved with promoting clean and accountable governance in Nigeria ever since graduation from the University of Ibadan with a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning in 1998. He has over time acquired Certificates in Mastering Competitive and Blue Ocean Strategy, Pan African University- Lagos Business School; Procurement of Goods and Services. SETYM International, Malaysia; Democracy and Good Governance from Marquette University Les Aspin Centre for Government, Washington DC and Advanced leadership Training from the prestigious Haggai Institute, Hawaii, USA.

In 2000 Gabriel was appointed a commissioner (executive member) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC); He had earlier served as Research Officer, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution; Research Officer Nigeria Building and Roads Research Institute and Programs Officer at the Institute for Human Settlement and Environment (IHSE), Ibadan.

In Feb 2005 he was appointed Head of Governance Research and Consulting at the INTEGRITY Organisation. Where he was Responsible for Projects sourcing, development and planning, publishing high quality, value adding, independent research on government institutions and anticorruption, aimed at building capacity for enhanced governance and service delivery.

In 2007 He was appointed Special Assistant on Special Projects & MDGs to the Minister of the FCTA where he was responsible for Projects identification through Participatory Rural Appraisals; Management and supervision of project implementation; Observance of due process in procurement of MDG projects and ensuring standards, quality and value for money in projects implementation.

In Feb 2009 he moved over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as Head of Strategy and Reorientation, where he is responsible for creating public awareness and promoting public abhorrence of the evils of corruption, economic and financial crimes, fostering public support for EFCC’s activities and providing effective corruption prevention services to citizen groups, public and private sector organizations.

He has undertaken consultancy and project management works with the World Bank, European Union, USAID, DFID and the UNDP, in the areas of advocacy for social action, public financial management, democracy and good governance, judicial integrity, anticorruption, research and Reports Writing

His publications/edited works include amongst others;
1. Good Governance and Public Procurement: An Appraisal of Public Procurement Mechanisms in Nigeria. Pillars of Governance series Volume 4. Integrity Abuja. 2008
2. Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (Due Process): A Mechanism for Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Delivery in Nigeria. WEDC Loughborough University UK 2007
3. Fiscal Transparency and Participation in the Budget Process in Nigeria. “Pillars of Governance Series” Volume 3, Integrity, Abuja. 2005
4. Access to Justice in Lagos State. “Pillars of Governance Series” Volume 2. Integrity, Abuja. 2005
5. The Cost of Corruption in the Development and Management of the City in Nigeria in Dolapo, A et al (Ed). The City in Nigeria. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife 2002


university of Ibadan
IBADAN, Nigeria
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 1998
Urban and Regional Planning
1996 To 1998
Dissertation: Urban Municipal Finance In Nigeria

Job History

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
Head, SARU
Abuja, Nigeria
February 2009 - present