FG, UN present 2nd survey on corruption in Nigerians abroad

The Federal Government, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has presented the Second Survey on Corruption in Nigeria to an international audience in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The report, which was first launched in Abuja earlier this month, was presented to the civil society at a special event on the margins of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption Nigeria.

Nigeria’s permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna, Amb. Vivian Okeke, stressed the need to assess the impact of government’s effort through evidence-based surveys.

Read also: Lawmakers wrestle over Bill seeking 6 years single term for Presidents, Governors

“Data collection is one of the areas we need to improve upon in the fight against corruption in Nigeria,” she added.

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, expressed gratitude to the UNODC for providing the necessary data to help review the impact of government efforts and to further improve performance towards the achievement of a corruption-free Nigeria.

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, acknowledged the room for improvement in the fight against corruption.

Represented by the Head, Legal and Prosecution, Kabir Latona, the anti-graft tsar outlined some government’s efforts through the EFCC in combatting corruption to include policy initiatives like the open treasury portal, beneficial ownership register, and the successful investigation, prosecution and adjudication of several politically-exposed persons (PEPs).

UNODC Country Representative, Oliver Stolpe, observed that while the prevalence of bribery had decreased, there was need to put in more efforts to eradicate small-scale corruption typically committed by public officials

Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr. Yemi Kale, stressed that out of all Nigerian citizens who had at least one contact with a public official 12 months prior to the survey, 30 per cent paid a bribe to, or were asked to pay a bribe by, a public official. Theguardianng
Most News articles reported on LOCAL AFRICAN REALITY are a reflection of what is published in the media. LOCAL AFRICAN REALITY is not in a position to verify the accuracy of daily news articles, however, we ensure that only news articles from credible sources are reflected in this service. Independent opinions which are mailed to us may also be published from time to time at our discretion, however the sources for these independent articles will be clearly stated.

Share your story with us: SMS: +23409067561649, Whatsapp: +2349067561649, Email: localafricanreality@gmail.com or qubesentertainmentmagazine@yahoo.com
Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349067561649, Twitter: @localafricanr