Corruption Depletes National Wealth, Erodes Trust – Fagbemi



By Isaac Aregbesola

Mr Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has described corruption as a major challenge which depletes national wealth and erodes trust in the system.


Fagbemi said this in Abuja at the senstitisation workshop on the revised guidelines on negotiation and drafting agreements by government parties to prevent corruption, Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and ensure sustainable development.


The workshop was organised on Tuesday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)


“Corruption is indeed a challenge to the rule of law and it is undoubted that the political system loses its legitimacy when power is used for private advantage.


“It depletes national wealth and erodes trust in the system,” he said.


Fagbemi, who noted that there could not be any substantial development without stemming corruption, said that the Federal Government is poised to tackle the menace…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria