Ribadu wants security votes scrapped
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 20, 2016
The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has called on government at the federal level to scrap all forms of security votes usually allocated to governors. He said such money ends up in private pockets, adding that it is the worst form of corruption in the country.
Ribadu stated this in Abuja while delivering a lecture on “Minimizing Corruption in Public Life” at the 2016 annual conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
He said subsidies in whatever guise they are given breed corruption, adding that all these must be removed from the system at whatever level they are being deployed as those managing them steal such funds.
According to him, to effectively fight the war against corrupt practices; the issue of transparency must be taken seriously in the conduct of all government businesses from budgeting to the award of contracts and even employment.
The former EFCC boss also advocates the deployment of technology in the procurement process in fighting corruption. This, he added, will allow transparency and accountability in the conduct of government businesses.