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Akin Fadeyi Foundation unveils report on ‘Corruption Not In My Country’ campaign

Akin Fadeyi Foundation unveils report on ‘Corruption Not In My Country’ campaign
July 14
14:16 2021

Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) has launched a report to commemorate the end of its anti-corruption campaign tagged ‘Corruption Not In My Country’.

The campaign, which began in 2018, was aimed at combating corruption, promoting good governance and rule of law in Nigeria and to also address issues of transparency and accountability.

Speaking during the launch, Yusuf Ali, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), lauded AFF for its efforts in the fight against corruption and added that “we must find a way to encourage the incorruptible people in our society and promote meritocracy”.

Ali said for Nigeria to win the war against corruption, there is need for a change in moral and social values of society.

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He said the use of e-payment channels for transactions will help address corruption in Nigeria because physical transactions encourage corrupt practices.

“In our own little corners in this country, let us maintain a stoic opposition to corruption in any form. Start with yourself. Until people change in their behaviour, until we stop celebrating materialism, these things will continue,” Ali said.

“The more bureaucracies we create, the more opportunities you give for corruption of public officials. The less bureaucracy in our system, the better. Let’s move from the physical to the e-channels especially in terms of payment because when people don’t have access, they can’t steal.”

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Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said the fight against corruption must be collective and that a collaborative approach is required.

Kole Shettima, director of MacArthur Foundation, Nigeria office, congratulated AFF on the completion of the campaign and said that MacArthur Foundation will fund AFF to continue its “good work”.

“I am very happy to say that in June of this year, the board of directors of the foundation have agreed to award another grant to Akin Fadeyi Foundation so that they can continue to do the work that they are doing,” he said.

In his welcome address, Akin Fadeyi, represented by Azu Ishiekwene, editor-in-chief, Leadership Newspaper, expressed gratitude to AFF’s partners for their support and contribution to the foundation’s fight against corruption for a better society.

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