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Lawmaker urges President Buhari to initiate national plan on graft

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to initiate a national blue print on fighting corruption, and establish a means of ensuring international standards in executing government business.

A member of Osun State House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye made the charge shortly after the end of a capacity building workshop on Transparency and Accountability for members of Houses of Assembly of states in the South West geo-political zone, organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja.

According to him, “The President should establish a transparency charter that would re-awaken value and promote compliance with the established protocols of doing government business such as Due Process that has been abandoned by MDAs and most state governments.”

Oyintiloye said the charter must see to it that the costing of public work is done in such a way that the citizens are not short-changed, adding that if properly developed, would ensure adherence to global standards in executing government projects, and activities, thereby eliminating cutting corners and shady deals, hence discourage corrupt practices.

He averred that the survival of the nation’s economy depends on the success of the fight against corruption, as Nigeria is faced with myriads of challenges.

The lawmaker maintained that the war against corruption should not be that of the President alone “but a campaign that must be supported by all Nigerians in a bid to place the country on the path to greatness.”

According to him, “This Transparency Charter would reduce the psychological pressure on the Presidency and make Nigerians take ownership of the battle through in-built mechanism to monitor government and question its authority.



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