Former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption has not been too impressive because the anti-graft agencies do not take the initiative to do their work.
Shittu stated this in Abuja over the weekend at the national anti-corruption conference organised by the Youth Developments and Moral Rebirth Initiative in collaboration with the Youth Wing of the Nawair-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory branch.
“When we’re campaigning in 2015, we made fight against corruption as one of the three cardinal programmes that we chose for ourselves. But I think the fact that we rely only on the existing structures without more has made it not too impressive by my own rating.
“What I’m saying is that the ICPC, the EFCC, or the Code of Conduct, should not wait for the executive to initiate new laws.
“They, as people in the field, should think of what structures are required to enable them to do their jobs better and consequently, to initiate new legislation which will assist them,” Shittu said.
Speaking on the theme ‘Religious Inclusion towards Combating Corruption: Alternative and Sustainable Approach,’ Assistant Commissioner at Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Hassan Salihu, said to sustain the fight against corruption, “our deeds as servants of Allah should be built upon absolute belief and fear of God.”