- ICPC has promised to help President Buhari rid Nigeria of corruption
- Chairman of ICPC said that the adverse effects of corruption on Africa and the sub-region eroded our values and destroyed humanity
- However, the chairman said that the commission believed that prevention was vital to controlling and eradicating corruption
Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the commission would support the Buhari administration in ridding the country of corruption.
He said this while declaring open the consultative meeting of the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) to develop faculties for training on Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) held in Abuja on Thursday, April 25.
The training was organised by the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) commission.
Owasanoye said that the adverse effects of corruption on Africa and the sub-region eroded our values and destroyed humanity.
“It undermines the rule of law, breaches due process of governance, it produces poor infrastructure and services, and it dispenses justices to the rich, creates unemployment and discourages foreign investment.
“In another vein, corruption in law enforcement creates criminal cells, and sense of impunity by criminal groups.
“The ICPC appreciates these threats and particularly the broken processes and procedures which are exploited by corrupt and criminally-minded individuals, and we are committed to riding the country of them," he said.
The chairman said that the commission believed that prevention was vital to controlling and eradicating corruption.
He said that ICPC’s prevention tool included systems study and review and Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA).
He said that constant training and capacity building for anti-corruption officials to appreciate, understand and cope with the changing and emerging trends of corruption and corrupt practices was truly laudable.
Owasanoye said that if the fighters of corruption were to have an edge over criminals, then they must improve their capacities in all areas.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the King Turner, a close associate of former president Goodluck Jonathan, was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over N240 million Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) contracts.
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