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Magu says corruption stalls fight against graft

27 January 2017, 19:46

Abuja - Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said political interference was stalling the fight against such crimes in the country.

Represented by the publicist in the Ministry of Works and Housing, Hakeem Bello, in Port Harcourt, he lamented “improper delegation of power and ineffective supervision.”

This, he said, fuelled the same crimes the commission was mandated to fight.

He was speaking at an event organised by the International Institute for Policy Review and Development Strategies at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Also read: Corruption should be reduced to the minimum - Fayemi 

Delivering the keynote, he mentioned other problems as overstaffing and poor remuneration; poor assessment of manpower needs; use of wrong criteria to appraise staff performance; poor recruitment procedures, inadequate training and ineffective supervision.

He nonetheless welcomed the support by government.

“The political will to combat graft used to be a problem in the past when former chairmen of EFCC were not always sure of whether their activities would receive the full support of the government.”

EFCC has secured 187 convictions in the past year. 

 

 

 

 

- CAJ News

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