Public sector corruption hindering service delivery ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Tuesday lamented that corruption in the public sector is hampering the ability of government to deliver services to the people.

He was speaking at the opening of a two-day summit for top level of government on “diminishing corruption in the public sector,” organized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission (ICPC) at the presidential villa, Abuja.

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The overall objective of the summit is to promote accountability and transparency in the public sector for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Describing corruption as an existential threat to the country, Buhari noted that the sum of N1 trillion had been released for constituency projects with nothing tangible to show for it.

Buhari however, observed that with the intervention of the ICPC, some contractors have returned to sites of abandoned projects.

More to come.

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