- The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, has restated the government's position against corruption
- The SGF said the government will create strong policies in institutions to frustrate corrupt practices
- Mustapha also asked other foreign governments to discourage corruption by repatriating the country's funds
The federal government has re-emphasised its commitment to stop corruption in the country by ensuring institutions are strengthened to avoid leakages.
This was made known by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, at a gathering in Abuja at the African anti-corruption day anniversary, Channels TV reports.
The SGF said that policies will be put in place to enable the country achieve the goal of a corruption-free nation.
“This government is committed to halting the menace of corruption and will continue to be and strengthen institutions to block leakages.
“Policies will be developed and enforced to achieve this noble goal, including creating an enabling environment for all Nigerians to strive on a level playing ground.
“We must be our nation’s keeper by saying no to corruption and reporting any act of corruption around us,” he said.
Mustapha also called on foreign countries to enforce laws that forbid the acceptance of Nigeria’s stolen funds and return all the monies in their country’s banks.
“In the same vein, I wish to call on other countries to diligently enforce their own anti-corruption laundering law to prevent acceptance of Nigeria’s stolen monies and asset into their economies.
“We expect that where the integrity of their system has been shown to have been compromised, they will work with Nigeria to quickly remedy the situation by intercepting the stolen asset and the criminals and expeditiously repatriating them to Nigeria,” he added.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, July 11, said that the agency is at war with powerful forces in its crusade against corruption.
Magu stressed that despite stiff challenge from corrupt persons and gangs in the country, the agency is fixed on defeating corruption.
The EFCC's boss regrets the fact that its tough to recover stolen funds and assets deposited in foreign bank accounts.
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