Civil Society and Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has called on the government to develop military doctrine to address corruption as a strategic issue during operation.
Senior programme officer for the executive Director, CISLAC, kolawole Banwo, made the call yesterday in Abuja during a brief meeting with newsmen.
Banwo said the society was particularly concerned about the recent Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index report launched in Nigeria by Transparency International; it reviewed the Nigerian army’s fight against Boko Haram which revealed that military doctrine was strongly undermined by very high risk of corruption.
Also, he explained that parliamentarians have been unable to exercise effective oversight of defence, security policy and defence budget which makes them lack transparency, a development the society said further made the suggestion valid.
“The findings made so far are extremely worrisome, considering that the interventions were granted within the same period that our troops fighting insurgency were in desperate need of platforms, military equipment and ammunition.
“Had it been that the funds and military equipments were properly applied for the stipulated purposes, thousands of needless Nigerian deaths would have been avoided,” he said.
He therefore urged the present administration to allow relevant agencies to ensure proper investigations, prosecution and adequate sanctions for everyone found culpable and complicit in these illegal acts within the ambit of the rule of law, adding that they are always in support.

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