The growing demand for the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Court has been described as a viable means of reducing corruption in Nigeria’s public sector, as well as combating illicit financial flow globally.
Osun State Government has been urged to probe the alleged award of contracts worth N1.3 billion to non-existent companies between 2019 and 2021.
This follows a recent investigative report by the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), which indicted the state government of flouting public procurement laws by awarding projects to firms not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, (CAC) or existing anywhere in Nigeria.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, say existing laws and punishments are “not strong enough and old” to deter Nigerians from certificate forgery.
No fewer than 19 states in Nigeria have been criticized for undermining fiscal transparency following their inability to publish details of procurement processes and contract awards on open contracting portals.
While governors of affected states have been urged to promote accountability and transparency in dispensing public funds.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has stringent measures against any form of corrupt act by its personnel while urging motorists and road users in Nigeria to report unwholesome activities by agency officials.