EFCC has secured conviction of over 1000 Nigerians: Larmode
The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, said Monday that the commission had secured the conviction of over 1000 people in both public and private sectors in the country for various corrupt practices .
Besides, hundreds of graft cases are still pending in various courts across the country while billions of naira had been recovered from fraudsters and other economic criminals.
Lamorde, who spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital at the beginning of a two-day workshop on budget monitoring and tracking organised for community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations, media and local government staff, called for judicial reform to fast-track the prosecution of offenders of corruption .
The chairman was represented by the Director of Public Affairs Department of the Commission, Mr. Osita Nwajah.
The commission, according to him, came up with the intiative under its prevention mandate to ensure citizen participation at all levels of budget processes for better service delivery.
“Participation in budget process is a constitutional right. Therefore, your insistence to participate in it does not violate any law; rather, it strengthens governance and leads to accelerated development and reduction in corrupt practices at all levels of government,” Larmode said.
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