Thursday, July 12, 2012

I can fish out subsidy ‘thieves’ in a week — Ribadu.

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, yesterday said it would take him just a week to fish out those indicted in the House of Representatives subsidy probe report if given the mandate by the Federal Government.

Ribadu stated this at an interactive session with the management and staff of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Abuja.
He said all the regulatory failures in Nigeria were due to the bad and docile leadership.

He blamed subsidy scam on the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPRA) for releasing fund it could not account for.

Ribadu also called on the Federal Government to reform the Nigeria Police Force to enable it to tackle corruption and insecurity in the country.

He said that the police, as an institution, had been weakened and needed to reform in order to confront the challenges of corruption and insecurity.

“We have destroyed and weakened an institution that is constitutionally assigned the responsibility to enforce law and order internally in this country,’’ Ribadu said, noting that military personnel discharged internal security duties contrary to the provisions in the constitution.

Ribadu, who is the Chairman, Special Task Force on Petroleum Revenue, urged the Federal Government to train and retrain the police to enable them to tackle corruption and insecurity in the country.

- Daily Trust.

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