Tinubu on EFCC: "Where Do You Expect Civil Servant to Have N5m For Housing Without Corruption?"

Tinubu on EFCC: "Where Do You Expect Civil Servant to Have N5m For Housing Without Corruption?"

  • President Bola Tinubu has commented on how the EFCC would operate under his administration and how corruption would be tackled
  • Tinubu, at the Nigerian Economic Summit on Monday, wondered how a civil servant would have close to N3-N5m to get housing without corruption; thus, he said mortgage banks would be introduced
  • In his address, the president also expressed commitment to review the salaries and remuneration of judges and judicial workers, adding that change and plan were sacrosanct

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has spoken on the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) while reiterating how his administration planned to champion the fight against corruption.

The president made the comment while speaking at the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) in Abuja on Monday, October 24 and was monitored by Legit.ng on Channels Television.

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President Tinubu speaks on fighting corruption in the civil service Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Tinubu reveals how to fight corruption in civil servant

Tinubu said part of his administration's plans to revive the country's economy and fight corruption, particularly among the civil servants, was establishing mortgage banks.

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According to the President, the establishment of the mortgage banks would allow students and civil servants to have access to loans to get houses and cars, adding that the move would reduce corruption among the workers in the long run.

His statement reads in part:

"We cannot talk about anti-corruption when we have to look for cash to buy a car, where there are no mortgages for home ownership. Where do you expect a civil servant to have N3 billion, N3 million, N5 million for houses without corruption."

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Tinubu's comment on corruption came barely a week after the Senate screened and confirmed his nominee, Ola Olukoyede, as the chairman of the anti-corruption EFCC.

The president further spoke on reviewing the salaries and remuneration of the judicial workers, including the judges, adding that the best way to reform the system was to change and plan for the country's future.

Not joining INEC, other reasons Tinubu may defeat Atiku at Supreme Court

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court on Monday, October 23, began the hearing of the appeal filed by the flagbearers of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Earlier in September, the PEPC dismissed the petition filed by Atiku and Obi over lack of evidence to justify their claims and affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.

Source: Legit.ng

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