Aligning Corporate Governance with Enterprise Risk Management Adoption in the Nigerian Deposit Money Banks


  • Ishaya John Dabari Department of Accountancy, School of Management and Information Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Sini Fave Kwaji Department of Accountancy, School of Management and Information Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Mohamad Zulkurnai Ghazali Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia



Enterprise risk management, Corporate governance, ERM Adoption, Nigerian Banks


The alarming rate of corporate failures as seen universally has necessitated this study apparently; the failures have known no boundary as it cuts across both the very big organizations and the very small corporate entities especially financial industries. The objective of this study is to align corporate governance (CG) with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) adoption in the Nigeria Deposit Money banks (DMBs). The study adopted cross-sectional research design, survey method and questionnaire technique to collect data in 21 Nigerian DMBs. A total of 722 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 435 were found usable for further analysis. The research adopted Structural Equation Modeling in Stata for the data analysis. Empirical evidence suggests that internal audit effectiveness, human resource competency and top management commitment were positively significant. This implies that there is a significant positive relationship between CG and ERM adoption. Conclusively, the study has provided insightful results for the banking industry, regulators, practitioners and academia that will potentially assist in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Thus, a clarion calls for all the stakeholders in the industry to guarantee broad implementation of ERM in all the banks in compliance with the CBN Code of corporate governance.


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How to Cite

Dabari, I. J., Kwaji, S. F., & Ghazali, M. Z. (2017). Aligning Corporate Governance with Enterprise Risk Management Adoption in the Nigerian Deposit Money Banks. Indian-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance, 1(2), 4–14.



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