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FG Restates Commitment To Fight Against Corruption

Channels Television  
Updated May 31, 2016

Muhammadu-Buhari-meet-State-House-correspondents-in-AbujaThe Federal Government has reaffirmed it’s commitment t‎o the fight against corruption with a vow to investigate, arrest and prosecute anyone who dip his hands in the coffers of the state to enrich himself.

Speaking at a State of the Nation conference organized by the Nigerian Bar Association, the Secretary of the Presidential Committee on Anti-Corruption, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, said 21 out of 36 states are technically insolvent largely due to corruption.

He warns those who take delight in shielding ‎corrupt persons to retrace their steps as the federal government’s fight against corruption is a holistic one which will not spare anyone.

The Chairman of the NBA Committee on the administration of justice‎ advocated speedy trial of criminal cases just as a member of the House of Representatives, Lynda Ikpeazu, announced plans by the legislature to amend the EFCC and ICPC Act.

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Augustine Alegeh, advised the Federal Government to take steps to arrest issues of security and the economy.

Channels Television’s Lucky Isawode, reports that the one-day event, which ‎aims at reviewing one year of democracy under President Muhammadu Buhari was focused on the rule of law, economic growth, security and the war against corruption.