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Public urged to fight graft on Anti-corruption Day

10 December 2014, 19:25

Abuja - As the country market International Anti-corruption Day, the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Lamorde, called for the support and cooperation of Nigerians in the fight against such vices.

He was speaking in Abuja where stakeholders met to commemorate the day.

The Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) organised the event at the National Centre for Women Development under the theme: “Break the Corruption Chain.”

“The job of fighting corruption should not be left only to statutory organisations,” Lamorde said in his presentation.

The EFCC executive said the commission had developed a world-class forensic laboratory, which deals with all types of analysis in the fight against corruption.

Also read: EFCC recovers over $11 billion

“We have trained a lot of analysts and financial crimes investigators who specialize in modern techniques of identifying frauds,” he said.

Held annually, the International Anti-corruption Day has been set aside globally to raise awareness and restate commitment to the fight against corruption.

It has been held since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in 2003.

Political corruption is seen as a persistent phenomenon that pervades the Nigerian state.

Since the creation of modern public administration in the country, there have been cases of official misuse of resources for personal enrichment.

The rise of public administration and the discovery of oil and natural gas are two major events seen to have led to a litany of corrupt practices in the country.

- CAJ News


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