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Anti-graft agency urges stakeholders to track budgets

23 October 2014, 10:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged stakeholders in the fight against corruption to track the performance of budgets at various levels of government to ensure projects and programmes are delivered to the benefit of locals.

This follows the conclusion of a workshop in Gusau, Zamfara State, the commission organized for civil society organisations and the media.

Osita Nwajah, Deputy Director, Public Affairs who represented the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde said the workshop was part of the prevention mandate of the EFCC, aimed at ensuring citizen’s participation at all levels of budget processes for better service delivery.

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In her address, the Head Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit, Aisha Larai Musa said the aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of participants to effectively and efficiently participate in budget making and implementation process for better service delivery.

“The EFCC believe that once citizen understands budgeting, they will demand transparency and accountability in budget implementation and this will invariably reduce sharp practice and poor service delivery, ”she stated.

Other resource persons, urged participants as well as the public to constructively engage their governments and demand for transparency, accountability and citizen’s participation in the budget making process.

- CAJ News


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