Anti-graft panel plans to launch strategy document on corruption
Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, yesterday disclosed the committee’s intention to launch a strategy document for the ongoing fight against corruption in the country.
Sagay, who stated this in Lagos during a PACAC-youth dialogue on corruption, said the document, which is set to be launched tomorrow, had been the committee’s guide for the management of corruption cases.
The PACAC chairman noted that apart from the relevance of the document to Nigerians, it was also an evidence to discredit claims from oppositions who have accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of lack of strategy and framework for its fight against corruption.
According to him, the document, which had passed through Ministry of Justice, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and some other agencies, was based on the core value of team work in prosecution of corruption cases to ensure sufficient evidence.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Industrial Global Union, Issa Aremu in his keynote address, tasked the government through the advisory committee to fix a timeline for the fight against corruption in the country to enhance focus on development.
Aremu, who charged the youths to fight corruption with the energy used to resist colonialism, also urged the present administration to focus on development as an important element to Nigerians.
But some youths at the event were of the view that the youths cannot fight corruption if they were not empowered as only an empowered force can demand accountability.