20 Sep 2011

Waziri Calls for Collective Action Against Corruption

Farida Waziri (pictured here), Chairmain of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria, highlighted the need for collective action in the fight against corruption in the country, while she spoke at a lecture entitled Good Governance: Leadership and Accountability as Imperatives, in the capital Lagos.

According to Ms. Waziri, the Commission has already accomplished much in curbing corruption, and she mentioned examples such as the recovery of $ 12 billion in assets and 600 convictions in eight years. According to her, these results have contributed to reduce the perception that impunity is the norm for corruption cases in Nigeria. However, further progress needs to involve collective efforts.

For the full story on punchontheweb.com, please click here. The picture of Ms. Waziri is also portrayed in the original article.