Nigeria needs strong anti-corruption agencies – Ekweremadu
• Calls For State Police
• N50,000 Minimum Wage
The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has said Nigeria needs strong, independent and impartial anti-corruption agencies, operating within established rules.
Ekweremadu, speaking at a public service lecture organised by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, with the theme, ‘Federalism and The Legal Framework for Combating Corruption in Nigeria’, said strong anti-corruption institutions would give hope to the citizens.
He said that in spite of the various anti corruption efforts, it was clear that corruption has shown no sign of abating in Nigeria.
“We need a far-reaching and in-depth re-orientation. Importantly, Nigeria being a federation, the war against corruption must itself be developed, and generalized, not centralized as it is currently the case”
The Deputy Senate President suggested N50,000 should be the minimum wage, just as he called for the abolition of security votes.