26 September 2023

NIGERIA: Call to ‘redouble’ corruption fight

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Nigeria’s Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan has urged Anti-Corruption and Transparency Units (ACTUs) across the bureaucracy to redouble their efforts to root out corruption.

Dr Yemi-Esan (pictured) made the call during the inauguration of a repositioned Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit in her own office.

“The fight against corruption remains a top priority of the Government,” Dr Yemi-Esan said.

“There is a need to make deliberate efforts to strengthen anti-corruption reforms in the various Ministries, extra-Ministerial Departments and Agencies,” she said.

“There is a need for unwavering commitment and diligent pursuit of policies that seek to promote transparency and accountability, while discouraging, as well as sanctioning, all forms of corrupt tendencies amongst Civil Servants.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and the Lagos State Government have announced they are joining forces in an effort to promote Public Service reforms.

This follows a study tour of strategic areas in the Federal Capital Territory by members of the Lagos State Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation.

The two jurisdictions have now agreed to exchange ideas on areas that will bring about efficient service delivery.

Leader of the Lagos team, Abdulrahman Lekki commended the FCTA’s Department of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement (RCSI) for driving reforms.

“We plan to establish a similar RCSI in the near future,” Mr Lekki said.

Abuja, 27 August 2022

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