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Group seeks ministry to complement anti-graft fight

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Folowing concerns over rising cases of corruption and other sharp practices in the country, a non-governmental organisation, Global Society for Anti-Corruption (GSAC) has asked state governments to set up the Ministry of Probity and Anti-Corruption.

It argued that such a ministry would complement efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in the fight against corruption, especially at the grassroots.

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Lamenting the devastating effects of corruption in Nigeria, Country Programmes Director of GSAC, Mrs. Amaka Nweke, stated that gains made in the last 60 years of nationhood were being threatened by rising graft.

She stated that the Federal Government’s efforts to curb corruption had been largely urban-based, stressing that several cases of graft were rife in rural communities that required attention.

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