Two years after, Senate reviews implementation of National Anti-Corruption Strategy

14/06/2021 4:03:00 PM

Two years after, Senate reviews implementation of National Anti-Corruption Strategy

Two years after, Senate reviews implementation of National Anti-Corruption Strategy

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the implementation of a harmonised Anti-Corruption Strategy in 2019.

ANALYSIS: Buhari repeated past rhetorics, wrong data in recent interview “Our transparency policy says we must disclose anyone we do business with, we are working with the Trade Commission on this.June 12: Reps minority caucus decries crackdown on protesters “Meanwhile, some government agencies used the pandemic as a pretext to spend lavishly on themselves The Niger Delta Development Commission, for example, disbursed 1.Viber Tobi Soniyi Eminent people across the world including former heads of state and government have called for the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Court to make sure that leaders who steal their countries’ wealth do not escape justice.Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State By Abdullateef Aliyu Sun Jun 13 2021 The Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCAC) of Kano State said it has recovered about N300m between January 2021 till date.

We are required to have transparency in commodity trading, this means that the crude oil and gas we sell must be fully disclosed.“Anyone here can just go to the NNPC website.2 million) in large cash payments to its own staff members in the name of COVID relief.All the required data can be found in the public space.They include Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister of Sweden, Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia,Rosen Plevneliev former President of Bulgaria, Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Laureate, Haris Silajdžić, former Prime Minister and former Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Danilo Türk, former President of Slovenia Founding Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria, Nuhu Ribadu also signed the declaration.The NNPC, for 43 years, never published our audited accounts.Corruption and insecurity Since Mr Buhari came to power in 2015, insecurity has intensified and spread, affecting virtually all parts of the country.But we did it for 2018, we published for 2019 and we will publish the audited financial statements 2020.He clarified that the agency was not competing with any anti-graft agency in Nigeria, noting that the state prides itself as the first to have institutionalized the fight against corruption.

” He also blamed the failure of the deregulation of oil downstream on the COVID-19 pandemic and the #EndSARS protest that rocked parts of the country in 2020.In the South, herders’ violence has intensified and armed militias of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra are operating, with attacks on INEC and security facilities and personnel and innocent citizens.” According to them, kleptocrats corruptly enrich themselves from the trillions of dollars being spent to promote global public health and counter climate change.Although the collapse in oil prices due to the pandemic gave Nigeria an opportunity to cut subsidies, the protests forced the government to reconsider its decision, he said.Mr Owansanoye announced that the ICPC has conducted a corruption risk assessment of some MDAs and that the agency focuses on preventing corruption.“Hollowed out by strategic- and operational-level corruption, Nigeria’s military and police appear incapable of safeguarding many parts of the country,” CDD said, drawing a link between the problem of corruption and insecurity, “The normalisation of security sector corruption means that military and police leaders failures’ offer them new opportunities to racketeer and profiteer, as well as embezzle from increased emergency security spending.One of the strategies highlighted was “MDA System Investigation and Corruption Risk Assessment.“Refugees fleeing failed states led by kleptocrats constitute international crises.” “We noticed an improvement because we published the reports in the newspapers, they are having an impact.Yet President Buhari has done little to change their calculus, hold them accountable or exert strong oversight over their activities.“Recently, we stopped hoarding of petroleum where virtually all the major states including Lagos and Abuja suffered shortage of fuel on the insinuation that pump price will increase.

We conducted an in-depth review of 5 MDAs and 104 unit schools across the country,” he said.‘More achievements’ Also before the committee was the Database Manager of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Aliyu Aliyu, who said the agency has developed a database system and is streamlining the government’s procurement process.Defence procurement remains as opaque and graft-prone as it did under his predecessor and largely exempt from due process rules designed to prevent corruption.They said: “We know that Grand Corruption is not flourishing because of a lack of laws.The BPP, he said, has trained procurement officers at Federal University of Owerri, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, and University of Lagos, among others and about 328 government officials received lectures on the use of the Nigerian Open Contracting (NOCPO) portal.ADVERTISEMENT EFCC urges Nigerians abroad to join Buhari in fight against corruption On the procurement office management system, he suggested that the capacity building of the contractor and the procurement controller is only 20 per cent, while the creation of a national contractor verification team and of a verification database is 100 per cent.“90% of Nigeria’s 360-plus progovernment NGOs have started operating since President Buhari took office, a correlation that suggests many enjoy high-level political support,” CDD claimed.“We have fully implemented open contracts and adopted the contract data standard.” These eminent people also argued that because grand corruption had global consequences and often could not be combated by the countries most immediately victimized by kleptocrats, “a new international institution – an International Anti-Corruption Court – is necessary and justified.”.

MDAs are expected to upload their procurement plans and procurement records to the portal.If they succeed, the Buhari government may be inclined to use such an agency to target civil society voices that criticise its governance, human rights and corruption record.” Meanwhile, the representative of the Nigerian Customs Service mentioned the establishment of Nigeria’s integrated customs systems.The platform, they said, allows stakeholders to access the system update from the comfort of their home or office.“Integrity-conscious National Assembly members could, for example, introduce legislation outlawing security votes at the federal, state and local levels.“The IACC should be a court of last resort with the capacity to prosecute and imprison kleptocrats, and thus create opportunities for the democratic process to replace them with honest leaders.The agency also told the committee that an Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) had also been set up at its headquarters, seaports and airports, in line with guidelines from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).The Auditor-General, represented by the Audit Director, Gandu Magaji, confirmed that the staff had been made aware of the NACS, the forensic audit, and that an ACTU unit is operational.It also called on Nigeria’s international partners to prioritise anti-corruption in their engagements and assistance toward the African nation.

The office of the Vice President, represented by Fatima Waziri-Azi, Senior Special Assistant on Rule of Law, called for the adoption of the data in the MDA report template.Chilaka Presents New Book June 17 The Rise, Fall and Liquidation of Africa’s Premier Carriers: Nigerian National Shipping Line and Black Star Line by Dr.She said the data will help to measure the impact of the strategy.“We are happy that this forum has been planned to allow us to assess the NASC and know the level of the fight against corruption.To adequately review implementation, MDAs here, who have submitted their reports, should also be asked to provide specific data and figures.David Aworawo, is the culmination of a Ph.“How many people have been trained? How many meetings have been held? We need data to measure the impact.

We have seen that the funding and the structure have not really worked well.This is something we should think about when reviewing NACS for the second time.As noted by the author, scholars, policymakers and investors will find the book insightful and captivating while former employees of the NNSL and BSL, their families and other stakeholders and aficionados will discover much empathy and nostalgia in its pages.” In his remarks, chairman of the panel, Suleiman Kwari (Kaduna North), assured that the Senate would review the funding for MDAs.He also asked the MDAs to submit an assessment of the NASC’s implementation to the committee’s secretariat.He particularly congratulated the ICPC boss for the efforts of the agency and asked all participants to use the commission’s model for performance evaluation.Iheanacho.

While he thanked CFTIW and its Executive Director, Umar Yakubu, for the initiative and the technical support to drive the process, the lawmaker said the legislature will continue to help the president fight corruption.The panel is expected to present its report to the Senate on another legislative day..Bashir Jamoh and the President, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, Dr.

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