The chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye has advocated a closer collaboration among major stakeholders and anticorruption agencies in the country. This is to achieve success in the fight against corruption.
Professor Owasanoye stated this in a national stakeholder’s forum on Nigeria’s Corruption Index and presentation of policy brief on the Eradication of Electoral Corruption as well as Corruption Awareness Survey report held in Abuja.
The national stakeholder’s forum on Nigeria’s corruption index and presentation of policy brief on eradicating electoral corruption is the second in the series aimed at eradicating electoral corruption in Nigeria.
The Chairman of ICPC Professor Bolaji Owasanoye advocated stronger collaboration among stake holders in the anti-corruption sector so as to win the war against corruption.
Prof. Owasanoye commended the anticorruption majors put in place by the President Buhari lead administration which he said has helped in taking the country afloat while avoiding another economic recession.
Enforcement majors will require investigation so you have to follow all of the standard professional steps before you take enforcement majors, but it should be well noted enforcement major is not our reason for doing the survey but it is more of the prevention.
The chief executive officer of the Convention for Business Integrity Mr. Sonji Apampa called for a multi-sectoral approach to the fight against corruption and the active collaboration of all stakeholders in Nigeria.
The Country Representative for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nigeria, Oliver Stolpe, said the most significant achievement of the current administration was the adoption of the National Anti-corruption Strategy.
“That will very comprehensively outlined the interventions in the prevention, law enforcement, in all the different sectors, and all the society as a whole should come together to tackle this issue.”
The former chairman of the ICPC Mr. Mr. Ekpo Nta says the stakeholders’ forum was part of the theoretical framework the nation needs to address the issue of corruption
this is one of the planning processes that anticorruption agencies have put in place that will guide the fight based on the National Anticorruption strategy.
The provost of the anticorruption Academy of Nigeria ACAN, Professor Sola Akinrinade explained that the Nigerian Corruption Index NCI was a major initiative of ICPC and the Academy with regard to enhancing the intellectual platform in facing the war against corruption in the country.