- Senator Ali Ndume has given President Buhari pointers on how to fight corruption
- The lawmaker appealed to the Nigerian leader to sign an executive order on unexplained wealth
- According to Ndume, the executive order would make the work of the EFCC more efficient
In a bid to fight against corruption in Nigeria, Senator Ali Ndume has called on Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to sign an executive order to activate the unexplained wealth Act.
The chairman Senate committee on army explained that the order would make the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) more proactive and boost the war against corruption, The Nation reports.
An unexplained wealth Act is a type of court order issued to compel a target to reveal the sources of their unexplained wealth.
Ndume went on to note that if the newly appointed chairman of the EFCC is to work effectively as the head of the anti-corruption unit, a law on unexplained wealth should be passed
While stating that most advanced countries are practising it, the Borno lawmaker added that nobody can challenge the Act in court.
The senator, who is a chieftain of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), urged the president to send a bill to the National Assembly to domesticate the Act.
PDP lists flaws that may ruin EFCC's new chairman
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the new chairman of the EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa was on Sunday, February 28, advised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid possible pitfalls associated with his office.
In a statement deemed as an encouragement, the PDP warned Bawa not to repeat the errors of his predecessor, Ibrahim Magu.
The PDP pleaded with the new appointee not to succumb to the pressure of being used by politicians to harass, persecute, intimidate their opponents.
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