Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption, has revealed that more than 6 billion people live in context of highly corrupt government and highly corrupt private sector globally.
The Chairperson, Transparency International, Delia Matilda Ferreira Rubio, stated this in Abuja at the Agenda for High level workshop to share international Anti-corruption best practices to address emerging issues in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).
The workshop was themed: “Preventing the facilitation of corruption in public and private sector leveraging on International frameworks to promote sustainable development “.
Rubio lamented that corruption means less education, less development, less infrastructure and less opportunities for citizens adding that corruption must be stopped to put a stop to stolen assets.
According to her, a lot must be put in place to prevent and to put a stop to impunity “It is time for us all to take action, we need a collective efforts to curb because we need more transparent societies “.
Earlier, the Chairman of Board of Trustees, CISLAC, Mallam Y.Z Y’au, said the government has made so many commitments in fighting corruption but corruption issue has not been addressed.
He expected that the workshop will bring out strategies, new initiatives and also create new synergy in fighting corruption.
Also, the Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, called on the National Assembly members to make their budget open to the public as well as comply with the laws passed by the institution such as; Freedom of Information Act 2011,Public procurement Act 2007 amongst others.