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Nigerians dissatisfied with EFCC’s anti-corruption battle

A survey carried out by the NOI/Gallup Polls has revealed that half of those polled are dissatisfied with the Federal Government’s current fight against corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

NOI Polls conducted the survey to get the opinion of Nigerians on the issue after sentiments were heightened after the recent visit of the United States Secretary of State, Mrs Hilary Clinton, to Nigeria, where she described the EFCC as having “fallen off the wagon.”

The results of the poll revealed that 51 per cent of the people who were surveyed, believe that the EFCC has fallen short in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

On what more the EFCC could do to fight corruption, the top three suggestions given by respondents are: pursue more convictions, be more transparent and increase collaboration with the judiciary and other law enforcement agencies.

These results are based on telephone interviews with 620 randomly selected phone–owning Nigerians aged 16 years and older, across the six geographical regions of the country.

NOI Polls is a Nigeria-based opinion research organisation which works in technical partnership with Gallup Polls (USA), to conduct periodic opinion polls on various socioeconomic issues in Nigeria.


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