The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria (CIFIPN) has commended the Nigerian Senate for passing its establishment bill.
The pro-tem president of the institute, Mrs Enape Victoria Ayishetu, in a statement made available to the press at the weekend, noted that the passage of the bill would give impetus to the government’s fight against corruption and economic crimes, which she said had affected developmental initiatives of the government over the years.
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She said crime had assumed a high level of sophistication due to advancement in science and technology in the 21st Century, adding, “There is the need for Nigeria to join the global trend of entrenching forensic investigative mechanism through systemic and innovation training platforms, aimed at nipping in the bud, the hydra-headed monster called corruption.’’
She said that by the legislative exercise, Nigeria had shown that it is ready to be part of the global paradigm shift in the fight against corruption, in view of the fact that the conventional ways currently being used to track and investigate financial and other related crimes have become obsolete.
Noting that there were other hurdles to cross in the quest to conclude all legislative processes on the bill, Mrs Enape expressed optimism that all necessary work would be concluded soon.