By Press Unit
Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has called on all actors in Nigeria to look for a creative a way to fight and solve the problem of corruption in the country.
ANEEJ executive director, Reverend David Ugolor made this known on Tuesday while speaking on Nigeria Television Authority, NTA Good Morning Nigeria programme, in a discussion with seasoned broadcasters on a topic entitled: “Checkmating Corruption in Electoral Process”.
“To curb corruption, we must look into the entire system and not just the electoral bill.
“More so, the political will to fight corruption is key and must be looked into to achieve concrete results.
“The 2021 Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International earlier this year shows that Nigeria is not doing well and much need to be done to fight corruption in Nigeria.
“Going forward, the right language to ensure clean Electoral process in 2023 is partnership amongst CSOs, ACAs, INEC, Government and the citizens at large.
“We must look for a creative way to solve corruption problem in our electoral processes.
“The POCA bill that has just been passed provides the EFCC and ICPC the right instrument to work and they must look into the law and make judicious use of it”, David Ugolor said.
ANEEJ boss went further to encourage the EFCC to use the provision of the non conviction based approach on the POCA law to tackle corruption in Nigeria and as well used the medium to call on law makers not to use their law firms to perpetrate corruption in the country because we need a pillar of integrity to work collaboratively.
“The political will now falls on the EFCC, ICPC and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to work in synergy and solve corruption problems in Nigeria”, David Ugolor added.
@views exclusive rights: Press Unit, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, May 17, 2022.