NASS advocates for anti-corruption agencies at state level

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The House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes on Wednesday called on state governments to establish anti-corruption agencies in order to make the fight against corruption all encompassing.

Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Kayode Oladele (Ogun-APC) said this during a visit to the National Assembly by participants of the first certificate course in corruption prevention of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN).

Oladele said that if the country was to succeed in the fight against corruption, the campaign must be taken and implemented at all tiers of government.

According to him, this brings about equality in the distribution of wealth and anti-corruption agencies operate without fear or favour.

Contributing, a member of the committee, Rep Razak Atunwa canvassed for the removal of immunity on corruption issues for elected officials who enjoy it.

Earlier, the Deputy Provost of ACAN, Mr Kayode Adedayo, said the visit was part of the programmes lined up for the participants to be educated on corruption prevention.

The participants were drawn from various government agencies including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria Ports Authority and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)

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