Nigeria’s anti-graft commission is out to wage serious war against corrupt practices especially in government agencies.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is kick-starting the fight from contract abuse.


If you have never handled a government contract and you have never witnessed the process of getting a government contract.

You are likely not going to appreciate what the EFCC is doing.



The Presidency, and all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), have been directed to submit their anti-corruption strategies.


This instruction was communicated via a letter to the concerned parties by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The anti-graft agency, believes this will help to nip in the bud issues of abuse of contracts.

Submit Your Anti-corruption Strategy

The directive was contained in separate letters to the Chief of Staff to the President, the Permanent Secretary, State House, and Aso Rock Villa.


Also the Chairman, National Assembly Commission and the Secretary, Federal Judicial Service Commission were not left out.

The directive is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s agenda to tackle corruption in MDAs.


It is also in line with the launch of the Fraud Risk Assessment Prevention and Control Project for MDAs by the President in January.

EFCC has now mandated the MDAs to submit their strategies on or before March 1, 2024.

According to EFCC, the project will help identify loophole and Strategies towards blocking them.

EFCC Waging War Against Contract Abuse

“The aim of the project is to assess extant anti- corruption measures in MDAs with particular focus on identifying gaps, vulnerabilities, develop strategies and techniques to mitigate corruption and other financial crimes prevalent in MDAs.

“Kindly forward to the EFCC, the detailed anti-corruption strategy deployed by your office to prevent abuse in contract and procurement processes.

“Please note that the EFCC expects your response to this request on or before the close of business on Friday, 1st day of March, 2024.”

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Contract Abuse Must Stop

This move by the anti-graft commission is to as much as possible prevent the continuation of corrupt practices in government agencies.

“The letter to the key government institutions, is a bold effort to jumpstart the corruption prevention agenda of the Olukoyede-led EFCC”

“Olukoyede had earlier spoken about launching a Fraud Risk Assessment for MDAs in Abuja on January 31, 2024.”

“So it is no more business as usual. We want to prevent corruption as much as possible,” he added.



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