- President Buhari is committed to blocking out holes that allows for corruption
- The president recently hosted members of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption
- One of the anti-corruption committee's responsibility is the implementation of reforms in the nation’s criminal justice system
President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with members of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, October 10.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PACAC was established in 2015 by the Buhari administration as part of deliberate efforts to combat corruption in the country.
PACAC’s mandates include the promotion of reform agenda in the anti-corruption crusade, advising on the prosecution of the war against corrupt practices and implementation of reforms in the nation’s criminal justice system.
Buhari on October 1 spoke on the resolve of his administration in its second term to fight corruption to a standstill.
He pledged to ensure that transparency and good governance were institutionalised in public service.
“The Ministry of Justice, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will continue to address this menace,’’ he had said.
Legit.ng had reported that the president during the meeting, promised to look into the cost of governance with the aim of blocking out holes that allows for corruption.
The president also vowed that the situation where stolen public assets are returned to the people who took them will be a thing of the past as he said such would not happen again.
Meanwhile, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has intensified its fight against corruption.
The commission uncovered and retrieved over N900 billion diverted constituency project funds siphoned by federal lawmakers in 12 states.
The ICPC commissioner in Kano state, Zayyanu Danmusa, said most of the lawmakers, contractors and supervisory federal agencies connived together to siphon funds budgeted for constituency projects meant to enhance the development of their respective communities.
Nigerians were urged to shun corruption and stop celebrating corrupt politicians instead of booing them.
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