National retreat on financial crimes holds in Kano

National retreat on financial crimes holds in Kano

Friday, August 3, 2018 7:32 am

File: Product of financial crimes

A rescheduled national retreat on financial crimes and other shades of corruption for Senior Civil Servants in the North-West has been slated to hold in Kano on Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th, August 2018. The retreat is a collaboration between House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes and Sunrise Media Limited. The program was earlier scheduled for June, but had to be postponed because it clashed with a major national political activity.

The retreat is meant to strengthen the war against corruption at the State and Local Government Levels. This is contained in a Press Statement signed by Justice Onons Ojeabulu, the retreat consultant.

According to the statement the retreat is tagged ‘detection and prevention of financial crimes in the public service of Nigeria.’ He said the retreat had been structured to hold in all geo-political zones of the country, with the first edition taking place at Tahir Guest Palace, in Kano. The primary aim of the retreat is to stimulate wide spread public awareness on the social and economic cost of financial crimes and to discourage such tendencies in public service.

The target participants are drawn from the top echelon of the civil service. They include Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Administration and Finance, States Auditors General, Accountants General, Local Government Treasurers, Cashiers and Internal Auditors, Clerks of the Houses of Assembly and members of Public Accounts Committee in the Houses of Assembly.

Speaking on the event, Kayode Oladele, Chairman House Committee on Financial Crimes had described it as an oversight contribution to the urgent task of stamping out corruption from Nigeria. He said it will also impact on human capacity development at the grassroots level.

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Ganduje and Emir of Kano, HRM Mallam Lamido Sanusi, CFR are expected to grace the occasion, while the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu will deliver a keynote address.

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