EFCC Chairman says Nigerian Constitution is crucial for combating corruption

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission-EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has said a careful study of the Nigerian Constitution is crucial in designing strategies and policies for combating corruption.

Speaking at a one-day meeting of heads of anti-graft agencies on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption Review, Recommendations and the Draft National Anti-Corruption Strategy in Abuja, Lamorde stated that some relevant laws in the Nigerian Constitution needed to be amended before the adoption of an action plan towards the fight against corruption.

Lamorde, who commended the efforts of the European Union, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and other agencies, added that the effectiveness of any anti-graft activity could only be judged by the number of convictions recorded.

In his remark, a former Secretary to the EFCC, Emmanuel Akomaye, who spoke on the outcome of the Country Review Report and Follow-up Actions by national partners, advocated better inter-agency coordination, building institutional capacity and legal reform.

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