Magu emerges vice-chairman of regional anti-graft body

Magu emerges vice-chairman of regional anti-graft body
June 09 05:13 2017

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has emerged the Vice-Chairman of the Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.

According to a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Magu emerged  vice chairman of the body after the association rounded off its 7th regional conference in Malawi.

The association also chose Nigeria to host the next conference in 2018.

The anti-graft leaders met for 5 days and reviewed the progress of the anti-corruption campaign in Commonwealth Africa.

At the end of their deliberations, the conference issued a communiqué in which they among other things emphasised the need to have “a platform for sharing emerging practices and country innovation in the fight against corruption for the promotion of good governance.”

They urged the agencies to create a platform for intelligence and data sharing for effective asset recovery, while encouraging them to continue with benchmarking visits to maintain learning and sharing of ideas and experience.

The conference further stressed the need for members to expand the network with other sectors to enhance the fight against corruption including collaboration with the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, the civil society, the media and the private sector.

The leaders also discussed the need for the respective agencies to deepen the use of innovative techniques for prevention education and investigation in the fight against corruption as well as  consider implementing “Whistle Blowing legislation for effective protection of whistleblowers.”