A Nigerian Senator Ali Ndume has called on president Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently sign the Unexplained Wealth Order, as a way to strengthen the fight against corruption.
Ndume made the call over the weekend in Ibadan while delivering the 2021 Distinguish Leadership Lecture Series, organised by the University of Ibadan.
The lecture with the topic: ‘The Unexplained Wealth and the Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria,’ was held at the Trenchard hall of the university.
The Senator, who is the Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Army, also urged Buhari to prevail on the national assembly to pass the Proceeds of Crime Bill in time “regardless of bickering on the management of the proceeds recovered”.
He said there was need to look at the incidence of corruption, “most especially, those occasioned by public officers who are in trust of public wealth.
Ndume further said that the fight against corruption was a fight for the nation and must start from the top to the bottom.
He called on relevant anti-corruption agencies such as Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Economic and Financial Crime Commission and Department of State Security to take whistle blowers seriously.