13 July 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA
Participants at a forum on promoting civil society participation in anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria have called for more strategies to curb corrupt practices in all tiers of government.
They made the call at the inuaguration of the Abuja Municipal Area Council,, AMAC’s Anti-corruption Strategy and Action Plan twenty twenty one to twenty twenty two.
The forum was organized by Partners West Africa Nigeria, PWAN, Supported by the US Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs to profer workable solutions to issues of corruption in public institutions.
The Chairman of AMAC, Alhaji Adamu Candido who decried godfatherism in the nation’s political space, said there was need for all stakeholders to join hands to end corruption in governance and public offices.
Mr Candido while observing that most corruption in public institutions were aided by civil servants, emphasized that political office holders must be transparent in discharging their responsibilities.
Lending his voice, the Director Personnel and Chairman Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU-AMAC Mr Laffurma Dobi gave assurance that the unit would engage in more sensitization campaigns to staff on the dangers of corruption.
In an address, the Programme Manager PWAN, Ms Tolu Ojeshina explained that the organization assessed the council in areas such as License and Permit, Public Procurement and other aspects that if transparency was not applied could lead to corruption.
Other participants called for full implementation of the recommendations from the findings.