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Magu:International groups write Buhari, say Nigeria's anti-corruption fight may suffer setback

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As a recent report by the prestigious University of Edinburgh-led Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence programme records: “Nigeria’s anti-corruption law enforcement efforts are gradually growing more effective as practitioners adapt and innovate in response to many persistent challenges."

The report goes on to praise Magus’s EFCC as “a robust and effective organisation” but warns that it has “tough choices to make about its future direction, especially how it . . . resists political influence”. To curtail such interference, the report concludes, will require leadership to “institute and enforce a zero-tolerance policy toward executive branch interference with . . . anti-corruption agencies”.

Period12 Jul 2020

As a recent report by the prestigious University of Edinburgh-led Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence programme records: “Nigeria’s anti-corruption law enforcement efforts are gradually growing more effective as practitioners adapt and innovate in response to many persistent challenges."

The report goes on to praise Magus’s EFCC as “a robust and effective organisation” but warns that it has “tough choices to make about its future direction, especially how it . . . resists political influence”. To curtail such interference, the report concludes, will require leadership to “institute and enforce a zero-tolerance policy toward executive branch interference with . . . anti-corruption agencies”.

References

TitleMagu: International groups write Buhari, say Nigeria's anti-corruption fight may suffer setback
Media name/outletPremium Times
Date of coverage12/07/20
Producer/AuthorKunle Sanni
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