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Foundation advises Buhari to strengthen anti-corruption laws

24 April 2015, 19:55

Kaduna - The Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, on Friday advised the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen anti corruption laws in the country to make it easier to prosecute offenders.

The Managing Director of the foundation, Justice Mamman Nasir, made the appeal at a news conference in Kaduna.

Nasir said fighting corruption would require laws that would make it difficult for people to be corrupt and easier to prosecute.

Nasir, who is also a former president, Court of Appeal said, "Our laws must make corruption difficult to perpetuate but easy to logically prosecute persons accused of corruption.''

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He also called for the strengthening of the nation's security forces to make them well informed and committed to protecting the country's constitution.

According to him, Nigerians expect the new administration to commence economic rejuvenation, ensure security and fight corruption in the country.

"It is important to tackle insecurity with all sense of emergency; peace is prerequisite for development in all its ramifications, "he said.

Nasir called for the economic reconstruction and development of the North East region devastated by Boko Haram.

He also advised the incoming administration to focus on agriculture, education and healthcare which he said were fundamental to national development.

"The foundation congratulates all elected Senators and members of the House of Representatives and state assemblies and pray to Almighty Allah to guide and give them the wisdom to offer quality services to make our country great."



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