FG worried about corruption in civil service…Punch

The Federal Government has expressed worry over the rate of corruption in the civil service.

To address the problem, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has tasked the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, to put in place an internal mechanism to check the negative trend.

The EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, said this when he received Aji in his office in Abuja.

According to a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Friday, Lamorde, who cited the involvement of civil servants in the ongoing pension fraud investigations and prosecution, lamented the rising incidences of economic and financial crimes committed by civil servants.

The statement quoted Lamorde as saying, “You should look inward and focus on issues of welfare that may be the cause of the incessant corrupt acts.

“Even though this is not an excuse before the law, we should be able to ask ourselves why for example most properties in the Federal Capital Territory are found to be owned by civil servants through proxies.”

Earlier, Aji had appealed to the commission to assist in the bid to fight corruption and indiscipline in the service.

JD:So with what we have seen in the Maina case and Alams pardon and many more cases the FG is worried about corruption in the civil service?A beg,2nd base jare