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Why fight against corruption may not yield expected result – Obaseki

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Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki has stated that  the fight against corruption may not yield as much result as expected, especially in developing countries, if decisive actions and policies are not taken or implemented to strengthen anti-graft agencies.

Every December 9 is recognised as International Anti-Corruption Day.

“As we observe the UN Int’l Anti-Corruption Day, we must acknowledge that the fight against corruption may not yield as much result as expected, especially in developing countries, if decisive actions and policies are not taken or implemented to strengthen anti-graft agencies.”

He also noted that as a country, Nigeria should leverage on smart technology to plug holes that allow for corrupt practices.

“We must also acknowledge the fact that we are in the sorry state we find ourselves today because of acts of corruption perpetuated for a long time by those entrusted by the people to manage their affairs.

“But in doing so, we must also applaud the efforts of visioners and officers of anti-graft agencies such as the EFCC and the ICPC, who have fought to beat our people back in line.”