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Buhari honoured with Global Integrity and Anti-corruption Award

President Muhammadu Buhari has been honoured with the Global Integrity And Anti Corruption Award of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria (CIFCFEN).

The President was presented with the Award on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja by the Chairman Governing Council CIFCFEN Board of Trustees, Dr. Iliyasu Gashinbaki.

The Institute said the award was in recognition of Buhari’s lifetime outstanding commitment to the fight against corruption and selfless service with exceptional integrity.

The award is the highest honour of the Institute reserved for only African Heads of States with impeccable character and unimpeachable ideals; and Buhari is the first African leader to be so bestowed with it.

Receiving the award, President Buhari thanked the Institute for the honour, saying that “this recognition further imbues in me hope that we will as individuals and citizens of this country begin to live right and imbibe the ideals and ethos of the founding fathers of this great nation.”

The President pledged ”to look into and assent accordingly” a bill seeking the formal establishment of CIFCFEN, acknowledging that the Bill is presently before him.

He commended the Institute for working and effectively complementing the efforts of law enforcement agencies, including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Police.

He directed the anti-corruption agencies to continue partnering with the Institute for the benefit of the country.

Furthermore, the President directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to work with the Institute in areas of providing technical assistance and capacity building to all revenue generating agencies and regulators in the public sector.

Written by ExpressDay

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