Magu Appointed Commonwealth Anti-graft Agencies Vice Chairman

Magu Appointed Commonwealth Anti-graft Agencies Vice Chairman

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is the new Vice-Chairman of the Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the anti-graft agency via a statement by Wilson Uwajuren, the EFCC spokesman.

According to the statement, the association announced Magu’s vice chairmanship after rounding off its 7th regional conference in Malawi.

At the end of their deliberations, the conference issued a communiqué in which they among other things emphasised the need to have a platform for sharing emerging practices and country innovation in the fight against corruption for the promotion of good governance.

They also admonished the agencies to create a platform for intelligence and data sharing for effective asset recovery, while encouraging them to continue with benchmarking visits to maintain learning and sharing of ideas and experience.

The conference further stressed the need for members to expand the network with other sectors to enhance the fight against corruption including collaboration with the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, the civil society, the media and the private sector.

Other issues that engaged the attention of the heads of the anti-graft agencies of Commonwealth Africa was the need for the respective agencies to deepen the use of innovative techniques for prevention education and investigation in the fight against corruption as well as consider implementing Whistle Blowing legislation for effective protection of whistleblowers,” Uwujaren said.

Nigeria is to host the 2018 edition of the conference.

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