Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Don’t be selective in fighting corruption, NBA tells FG

By News Express on 10/12/2018

Views: 455

•NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro, addressing a press conference in Abuja in December 2018.
•NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro, addressing a press conference in Abuja in December 2018.

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has called on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to be sincere and unbiased in its fight against corruption.

NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro, made the call on Sunday in Abuja at an event to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day.

He said, “It is gratifying that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has consistently made it the credo of his government to fight corruption, right from its inauguration almost four years ago. That is commendable.

“The fight must, however, not be selective or discriminatory in nature; it must not even be perceived to be selective or discriminatory.”

The NBA President further asked the government to ensure that trial of persons for corrupt practices was not tainted with corruption.

According to him, media trial of persons charged with corrupt practices amount to corruption itself and it degrades and corrupt the justice administration system, besides the damage it does to persons who may ultimately be discharged and acquitted.

Usoro believes it is corrupt practice to hide under the cover of the fight against corruption to destroy people’s reputations when they have not been found guilty of corrupt practices by competent courts.

He called for the speedy trial of persons for corrupt practices, stressing that it must not be used as an excuse for trampling upon the fundamental rights of such persons.

The NBA president listed some of the consequences of corruption to include uncompleted developmental projects in the country, even when the costs of such projects had been paid.

He, therefore, advised the government to beam its searchlight on such corrupt practices as a proactive measure in the fight against financial and economic corruption.

•Excerpted from a Channels TV report

Source News Express

Posted 10/12/2018 11:10:56 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Guinea Bissau President visits Buhari, seeks advice on...

Ghanaian President defends controversial U.S. military deal

Amb. Prince Igho Sadjere emerges AAC House of...

FG targets $30bn from products exports, 1.5m direct...

Boko Haram terrorism in context, By Timothy Antigha...

Medical check-ups: How much information does the UK...

Workers’ Strike: Ogun invokes ‘no work, no pay’...

Why Atiku’s presidential ambition doesn’t tickle me, By...

Malabu Oil scam: UK court repatriates $73m to...

Satanic statue installed at US statehouse

Obaseki commissions first Nigerian Pavilion at Venice Art...

Millions of dollars may have been stolen in...

 

Latest News Angry man destroys cars at Nigerian High Commission in London over passport Protest as land grabbers sack Ogun villages, install traditional ruler Woman who wanted $1m fake notes defrauded N700,000 Election Tribunal: Obi raises hope of victory •Says INEC must provide server used for polls China opens door to more Nigerians, promises to facilitate visa issuance 5 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums clash during Egungun festival in Ibadan Edo Assembly: Call Obaseki to order, members-elect tell Buhari We’ve broken monopoly of WAEC, says NECO Boss Imo Assembly to begin recovery of ‘stolen’ govt property Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria has not dropped — CBN Brain disease kills 97 Indian children, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Gov. Abiodun inaugurates committee to review Amosun’s last-minute promotion of Obas

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,541 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,543 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,366 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,012 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,290 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,020 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,993 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,895 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,790 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,482 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,549 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,879 views)

 

NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,312) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,598) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,456) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,032) Religion (1,023) Sports (2,044) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera