The immediate-past Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption has not been too impressive because the anti-graft agencies do not to take the initiative to do their work.
He said this in Abuja weekend at the national anti-corruption conference organized by the Youth Developments and Moral Rebirth Initiative in collaboration with the Youth Wing of the Nawair-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, FCT branch.
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Shittu said: “When we’re campaigning in 2015, we made fight against corruption as one of the three cardinal programs that we chose for ourselves. But I think the fact that we rely only on the existing structures without more has made it not too impressive by my own rating.
“What I’m saying is that the ICPC, the EFCC, or the Code of Conduct, should not wait for the executive to initiate new laws.
“They, as people in the field, should think of what structures are required to enable them to do their jobs better and consequently, to initiate new legislation which will assist them.”
Speaking on the theme ‘Religious Inclusion towards Combating Corruption: Alternative and Sustainable Approach’, Assistant Commissioner, ICPC, Hassan Salihu, said to sustain the fight against corruption, “our deeds as servants of Allah should be built upon absolute belief and fear of God.”