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Counting the Cost: The impact of corruption on democratic growth and stability

A prominent judge has queried the use of public funds to buy vehicles for Nigeria’s politicians, and advised a leading advocacy group to research the issues “to see how best we can reconcile our social and cultural values viz-a-viz the entire war against corruption and advise our policymakers accordingly.”

Hon. Justice Agwadza William Atedze spoke yesterday at the launch of Combating Grand Corruption and Impunity in Nigeria: An Agenda for Institutional Reforms in Anti-Corruption Strategies, a report published by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in an initiative to promote justice sector and anti-corruption oversight mechanism reform, in collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Washington-based democracy assistance group.

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