Lagos - Chairman of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has stressed the need
for supportive legislation in the fight against corruption in
He was speaking at a roundtable on whistle-blowing, held at
the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Secretariat in Abuja.
Apart from putting in place relevant legislation and
creating enforcement institutions, communities, interest groups, the
media and indeed civil society must be mobilized to fight a scourge
that is fast making 50 odd years of independence in Africa, meaningless, he told elegates.
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The adoption and/or enforcement of policies and mechanism to
enhance participation at all levels in the governance process, is a
major milestone in the journey towards reducing the malaise of
corruption in West Africa.
Meanwhile, Lamorde noted the vital role of whistleblowers in
ridding the country of economic and financial crimes.
He said EFCC could not have managed to secure 465
convictions from 2010-2014 without the important roles played by whistle
Member institutions of the Network of Anti-Corruption
Institutions in West Africa organized the conference in Abuja.
- CAJ News