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ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT MUST BE PEOPLE-BASED, SAYS ADEBO

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Federal Commissioner of the Code of Conduct Bureau for South-west, Dr. Ademola Adebo, has said that without a national anti-corruption policy and programme that is people-based, the nation's fight against corruption can not succeed.

He also said in order to combat corruption; there is a need for a paradigm shift from the 'present mindset that treats corruption as a 'charge and bail' issue to a disciplined, multi-disciplinary, holistic and intellectually-inclined approach that must, in the main, engage the people. This, he said, should move the people from passivity to pro-activity.

Adebo spoke yesterday in Shanghai, China while delivering a paper on the 'Techniques in Investigating Corruption- The Code of Conduct Bureau Experience' at the 3rd Seminar of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authority, IAACA.

In his paper, the CCB commissioner said: 'To combat the monster that corruption has become in Nigeria, the country needs to implement articulated national anti-corruption policy and programmes to the letter.

'The country should also  define national anti-corruption goals and implementation strategies to achieve them and provide operational framework that will systematically guide actions and practices of anti corruption agencies.'