EFCC to establish new unit to tackle procurement fraud
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 17, 2015
Still on the local scene, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday indicated his resolve to create a new unit, to be known as Procurement Fraud Unit, in order to strengthen the commission’s efforts in fighting corruption.
The EFCC boss disclosed this while hosting a coalition of Civil Society Organizations who paid a courtesy call on his office. The anti-graft agency’s chairman, who vowed to tackle all shades of corruption headlong, solicited support and collaboration of all stakeholders.
Earlier, the chairman of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, Lanre Suraju, said they were at the commission to congratulate the new chairman on his appointment and intimate him on areas which the organization could partner with the commission in fighting corruption.
Lastly on local scene, the House of Representatives has directed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the planned increase in electricity tariff until investigation is concluded into the activities of players in the sector.
The House Ad-hoc committee investigating the activities of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria as it relates to infrastructure and billing issued a letter to NERC. It reminded the commission of previous communications in which it was agreed that further actions be suspended regarding review of electricity tariff in the country.
It said any plan to announce new electricity tariff will run contrary to the spirit of the earlier agreement and undermine the outcome of the investigative hearing by the committee as it relates to infrastructure and billing by electricity distribution companies.