Nigeria Pledges More Funds to Fight Corruption

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Nigeria Pledges More Funds to Fight Corruption

Nigeria has a penchant for corruption. However, President Buhari led government has been on the forefront against this vice. This fight against corruption is set to have a major boost as Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has announced that the Senate will from the next yearly budget increase funding for security agencies and anti-corruption bodies in the country to enhance their effectiveness.

Senator Lawan made this known in Abuja on Tuesday at a two-day National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector. He stated that the Senate will bring to the public’s knowledge, new strategies on how to fight corruption.

Senator Lawan highlighted that the fight against corruption was far from over and there is an urgent need for necessary actions.

“The next few weeks, new surveys on corruption will be released to the public. We also find out that there is undeniable linkage between corruption, insecurity, lost developmental opportunity and poverty. For us in Parliament, one of the four challenges of this senate is how to forge a strong collaborating linkage with at least six standing committees of the Senate with overlapping oversight jurisdictions. Today, I am pleased to inform you of the senate leadership approval of a legislative forum to fight corruption and financial crime within the Senate vault,” the Senate President said.

Senator Lawan also pledge that the Senate would continue to reach out to all the stakeholders in the fight against corruption.

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