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PEBEC, ICPC Collaborate To Prosecute Corrupt Public Officials


The Presidential Enabling Enterprise Atmosphere Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) to analyze and prosecute public officers and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.

This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the assembly of PEBEC on the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

In an announcement by the Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Prof Osinbajo mentioned the direct connection between the businesses will assist in attaining the Federal Authorities’s reform agenda, particularly concerning all authorities MDAs regulating enterprise atmosphere tasks.

“There is a lot of talk about high-level corruption and some public officials stealing money, etc; but I think for average Nigerians, the point of contact is really this sort of approvals for ID cards, for passports, customs, officials, police, and so on.”

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He careworn that complaints from Nigerians concerning actions and practices in Ministries, Departments, and Companies (MDAs) bordering on suspected corruption and deliberate stalling of reform efforts submitted on the REPORTGOV.NG portal of PEBEC will probably be investigated by the ICPC.

“I feel that if this collaboration is strong sufficient, we will kill two birds with one stone; first is bettering our Ease of Doing Enterprise, second is our anti-corruption rating internationally as a result of a number of the rankings is a notion index. So, individuals are merely requested, what’s your notion about corruption in Nigeria?

“So, if we work on these points, we are able to actually do loads when it comes to bettering the picture of the nation, not simply within the Ease of Doing Enterprise rankings, but in addition when it comes to the notion of corruption”.

The assembly had in attendance, prime authorities officers together with the Ministers of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Trade, Commerce and Funding, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; the Ag. Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan.

Others embody Comptroller-Common, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd); Comptroller-Common, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede; and different senior authorities officers.

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