Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa has called on the management of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, to adopt effective processes and procedures in the fight against corruption.
He made the call on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in Minna, Niger State while speaking at a Retreat for Technical Board Members and Managing Directors of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Institutes. Speaking on the topic: ” Building a system to fight Corruption”, Bawa said that, for NASENI to achieve its core mandate of ensuring Nigeria’s industrialization, sound modalities of fighting corruption must be put in place.
To achieve this, he called for a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which, according to him, will clearly set out structures, processes and procedures of running the Agency. With such a system in place, NASENI would be able to run without interference or any form of manipulation.
“With rules of engagement clearly set out and binding on everyone, no matter how high or lowly placed, discretion which is the oxygen for arbitrariness and corrupt tendencies is easily detected and checkmated”, he said.
Bawa, who spoke through the Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the EFCC, CE Osita Nwajah, lamented that, corruption is the cause of all social misnomers such as: road accidents, diseases, hunger, communal strife, kidnappings, armed robberies and other evils, therefore, fighting corruption, he explained, ” is not just a necessity, but an existential necessity for NASENI as it is for the EFCC and other agencies and vehicles of governance”.