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In its efforts to position civil society as a catalyst in the fight against corruption, the Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) said it had initiated a number of programmes, including enhancing the investigative skills of journalists and building the capacity of community based organizations, faith – based organizations and professional groups on budget monitoring and tracking.

The Executive chairman of the commission – Ibrahim Lamorde disclosed this at a one day sanitization workshop for Women Civil Society Organizations in the South-East zone on Corruption, Economic and Financial Crimes held in Owerri, Imo state.

He noted that corruption not only undermines human development and democracy, but also reduces public revenue, which often results in lower levels of spending on education, healthcare and other social services that directly impact women more than other groups in the society.

Quoting the 2008 report by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) which posits that women are more vulnerable to the impact of corruption than men, Lamorde observed that this is particularly true of corruption in public service delivery.