By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has charged Nigerians to monitor closely the delivery of constituency projects embarked upon by their representatives at the legislative arm of government.
Magu gave the advice in Ibadan on Tuesday while offering his goodwill message at a town hall meeting jointly organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Orientation Agency (NOA).
The event tagged: My Project, My Constituency, the event was aimed at sensitizing Nigerians on the need to task their representatives (members of the National and State Houses of Assembly) on efficient project delivery, and also enlighten them on how to go about the task.
The EFCC boss, who was represented by the Head of Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigations Section (FAFIS) at the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office, Olusegun Oloruntuyi, noted that the people must show interest in the process and quality of delivery of constituency projects to prevent misappropriation and other forms of abuse of public funds by their representatives.
While assuring the public of the EFCC’s commitment to its mandate of investigating, prosecuting and preventing economic and financial crimes in public and private sectors, Magu insisted that winning the war against corruption is the country’s surest path to achieving the global sustainable development goals.
He applauded the organizers of the programme for its timeliness.