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Senate panel scrutinises MDAs on implementation of national anti-corruption strategy

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With barely six months to round off the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2017-2021, the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes has scrutinised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the level of implementation of the policy.

The NACS was born out of the desire to close gaps in anti-corruption initiatives and safeguard transparency and accountability at each level of government.

The Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CFTIW) collaborated with the Senate committee to review the implementation of the policy to ensure a hitch-free exercise.

The committee, chaired by Senator Suleiman Kwari (Kaduna North), organised the two-day public hearing. On Wednesday, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye; Director-General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Garba Abari appeared.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Ministry of Justice, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and others sent representatives.

The Vice President’s Office, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption (TUGAR), Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) and other civil society organisations also attended.

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