Use Local Forensic Auditors To Fight Graft, Clark Urges Buhari

From left: Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark; representative of Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Usman Alhaji and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme at the unveiling of a book on the Genius Orator, Alhaji Maitama Sule in Abuja on Thursday (7/9/2017). NAN

Ijaw leader Edwin Clark has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to engage the services of local forensic auditors to fight corruption in the country.

He made the call while speaking at the forum of Association of Forensic and Investigative Auditors (AFIA) in Abuja.

Clark said home-based forensic and investigative experts were in better stead to effectively tackle institutionalised fraud in the country.

He said: ”The organisation came at the right time in the life of Nigeria. Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari) told all of us that we must kill corruption and if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us.

”So, when you have this kind of organisation to kill corruption through auditing, forensic technology we haven’t heard of before in Nigeria, I think you came at the very right time.

”This is not the time to bring people from outside the country. Those who know our tricks must also be used in tracking those tricks.”

Speaking, President of the AFIA, Dr. Victoria Enape, urged the Senate for speedy passage of the Forensic Investigative Auditors’ bill into law.

The president said the passage of the bill would prevent fraud in the country.

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