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Adherence to rules key to anti-corruption – FG

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar  Magaji  said adherence to civil service rules is the key to fighting corruption in…

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar  Magaji  said adherence to civil service rules is the key to fighting corruption in the ministry.
Magaji stated this at the weekend during a one-day sensitization programme with the theme “Importance of Whistle-Blowing in Public Service and the Protection Mechanism” by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU), of the ministry in Abuja.
In a statement by Senior Information officer in the ministry Daniel Annah, Magaji said the effect of corruption is devastating, as it is largely responsible for the high level of poverty, under-development, illiteracy and socio-economic challenges in the society.
According to him, the present administration is committed to the fight against corruption at all levels, saying that civil servants are therefore encouraged to key into the initiative.
Acting Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Felicia Bot-Timothy in a paper said whistle blowing is a risky and a difficult task, but a major factor in fighting corruption.