As part of efforts to check corruption in the ports, the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has got the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to inaugurate its six-man anti-corruption committee.
Speaking at the inauguration held at the association’s headquarters in Lagos recently, the national president of the NAGAFF, Chief Eugene Nweke, said that the maritime sector could generate over N7 trillion to the economy if corruption was minimised from the system.
“Nothing stops us from getting N7 trillion as revenue in the Nigerian ports but corruption has been the reason we cannot achieve this. From analysis, corruption is institutional. However, we must ensure that there is zero tolerance for corruption,” he said.
He stated that his association was ready to partner with the ICPC to check corruption in the port system. The head, Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the ICPC, Mr Akeem Lawal, said that the contribution of the private sector in fighting corruption would give the required impetus to the effort of the commission in addressing corrupt practices. He expressed appreciation towards the effort of the NAGAFF in supporting the fight against corruption.
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