FG urges NACIWA to create feasible programs against corruption in West Africa
FG urges NACIWA to create feasible programs against corruption in West Africa. The President, Gen Mohammadu Buhari(rtd.) has urged the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa(NACIWA) to try and come up with workable programs that could be effectively used to tackle corruption both in the Country and in Africa.
NACIWA is made up of network of African countries that are meant to meet annually and exchange ideas on how to tackle corruption in their respective countries including the African region.
In a keynote address at the 2015 NACIWA Anti-corruption Academy Training in Abuja, the President, who was represented by the Secretary General of the Federation, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, said though there has been concerted efforts by some past governments to fight corruption, it has been met with stiff resistance, adding that the rate of corruption in the country has pushed Nigeria into being rated as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The President also pointed out that while Nigeria is bent on eliminating corruption, affected individuals tend to either fight back or lobby to be exempted, which has created a clog on the wheel of achieving progress.
He further explained that despite the fact that Nigeria is blessed with virtually all she needed to survive; corruption has been one major thing that has prevented the progress of her people. Over the years, the defining narrative of Nigeria had been that of a country on the march but in the wrong direction; despite the fact that Nigeria is one of the most resourceful Countries in the world, the lives of its people has been blighted by the scourge of corruption”, the President said.
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