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Why security votes must stop – Ex-EFCC boss Ribadu

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has listed ways government could checkmate corruption, even as he called for scrapping of security votes for elected officials.

Malam Nuhu Ribadu

He stated this during the Nigerian Institute of Management 2016 Annual Conference in Abuja, yesterday.

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“The laws may not be faulty, but operators of the system are likely to be. To fight corruption, the umpire has to be clean, honest and sincere. Dishonesty cannot fight dishonesty. If you are corrupt, you cannot lead a successful anti-corruption campaign. Having a corrupt person pretending to fight corruption only creates confusion,” said Ribadu.

He further said government must match words with action by limiting long motorcades for elected and appointed leaders. According to him, cozy government houses for elected officials do not show that authorities are serious about fighting corruption.

To curb corruption, Ribadu added that all stakeholders, especially professionals in the Institute, must come on board, and all government expenditures had to be budgeted.

He also advocated use of technology in procurement processes, to ensure transparency and accountability.

3 Comments on Why security votes must stop – Ex-EFCC boss Ribadu

  1. Good talk


  2. Honestly speaking


  3. Recession, recession and recession. This is what is on the lips of most Nigerians today
    And when the blame game goes on and on, only a few Nigerians in the mode of Mr Ribadu will come out to speak for the people
    As a way of cutting waste in government business, security votes for elected officials should be abolished
    The vote in my opinion, is a steady way the officials milk the nation’s resources at expense of the people of Nigeria
    There must be cost cutting in the way and manner government business is run in the country.


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