Show there are no sacred cows in your fight against corruption, Jega tells EFCC/ Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has tasked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ensure holistic approach in its fight against corruption in the country.  

The former INEC boss stated this in Abuja while reviewing a book launched by the EFCC titled, “curbing electoral spending.”

The event, organized by the EFCC and Nigeria Shippers Council, maritime and transport stakeholders was part of activities to commemorate the 2019 international anti-corruption day.

According to Jega, the rising cases of corruption in Nigeria shows the EFCC and other agencies fighting graft must ensure the campaign is not selective.

His words: “Here in Nigeria, where corruption is in the increase compared to other African countries, we need to take the fight seriously.

“It is a day for sober reflection for us and for reviewing our experiences and restrategise to find better ways and means of improving the successes in the fight against corruption.

“While we commend them, they also need to intensify their efforts in the fight against corruption because we see that the more effort that is made, the more difficult it becomes.

“The EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies need to continue to demonstrate that there are no sacred cows in the fight against corruption.

“We will want to see a rededicated effort in terms of effective utilisation in governance of resource saved from corruption.”


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