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Lagos Set To Implement Public Complaints And Anti-Corruption Fee Legislation

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Lagos Set To Implement Public Complaints And Anti-Corruption Fee Legislation

The battle towards corruption is ready to get a giant push in Lagos State, with the appointment of a md for the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee.
Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who signed the legislation organising the Fee in April 2021, has appointed Hon. Justice Mojisola .A. Olatoregun (RTD) as Chairman. The appointment is pursuant to the facility vested in Mr Governor beneath Part 3(3) of the Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Legislation, 2021.

Hon. Justice Olatoregun retired as an administrative Choose of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Lagos Division after a tour of service in different divisions of the Federal Excessive Court docket throughout the Federation. Hon. Justice Olatoregun(RTD) has been educated in worldwide fraud and terrorism, cybercrime and digital proof, banking fraud, mediation and different programs. She is anticipated to convey her large wealth of expertise to bear on the job.

The Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee Legislation 2021 is a sworn statement to the State Authorities’s effort in direction of entrenching accountability in governance and checking malfeasance amongst officers entrusted with public assets. It’s all a part of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda – the six-pillar growth plan of the Sanwo-Olu administration.

The Fee might be impartial in its operations and capabilities whereas complementing the efforts of comparable Businesses within the police and federal institution.

The Anti-Corruption Fee Legislation is meant to deepen accountability and transparency within the expenditure of appropriated public funds. It’s backed by the instrument of legislation to analyze and prosecute officers of the State Authorities and registered contractors indicted for financial crimes and monetary misappropriation.

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In response to the Governor, the legislation will additional enhance confidence within the public to make complaints towards public officers for investigation and prosecution.

Different capabilities of the fee embody :
.investigating any allegations of non-performance of any Authorities contract;
.making insurance policies for appointments, promotion and self-discipline of its workers;
. investigating all monetary crimes and anti-corruption instances as regards to the State Authorities;
. guaranteeing transparency within the administration of Authorities assets; and
.confiscating proceeds of corruption and monetary crime associated offences or properties.
The Fee will have interaction in public enlightenment campaigns towards corruption and monetary malpractices.

Hon. Justice Olatoregun’s appointment reinforces the dedication of Mr Governor to eradicating corruption within the public service.

Gbenga Omotoso
HC, Info & Technique

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