Stakeholders call for promotion of national interest

Bolchit Pam, Abuja

Nigerians have been urged to promote national interest above personal concerns in order to move the country to a desired destination and make it centre of attraction at the international level.

Participants at a Roundtable discussion with the theme “Corruption in Governance and Society” organise by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung made the called in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Stakeholders recommended that all cases of corruption should be investigated irrespective of tribe, religion or political background.

They agreed that all laws that promote corruption should be identified, repeated or amended.

Appropriate laws should be enacted to empower relevant supervisory institutions such as the Federal Character Commission, for effective regulatory role in the fight agonist corruption.’ they recommended.

The forum commended the Central Bank of Nigeria for introducing the Bank Verification Number saying that it is critical to checking corruption and money laundry.

“There is the need for policy consistency in the fight against corruption that modest achieved by successive administrations are not discountenanced”.The participants said

They stated that the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act would ensure transparency in governance and help in curbing corruption.

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