October 18, 2021

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National Assembly directs MDAs to submit Anti-Corruption Strategy report

The National Assembly has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit their reports on anti-corruption strategy.

To this end, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, has summoned relevant MDAs.

They include the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Others are National Orientation Agency (NOA), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) among others.

In 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the implementation of a harmonised Anti-Corruption Strategy.

The enforcement seeks to enhance the efforts to recover stolen public assets and ensure better collaboration between anti-graft agencies.

Nigeria joined the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2016 and developed the National Action Plan (NAP).

The country is implementing 16 commitments – fiscal transparency, anti-corruption, extractive transparency, inclusiveness, and public service delivery, among others.

Next week, the national assembly will assess the level of implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2021 (NACS).

The NACS was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in July 2017.

The session will be held on Wednesday June 9 and Thursday June 10, 2021 at the New Senate Building.

Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) have been directed to submit reports on their fight against corruption and achievements recorded.