The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Forensic Investigation Bill.
The bill seeks to establish the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigation Professionals of Nigeria (CIFIPN) as passed by the National Assembly.
NYCN lauded efforts of the 9th Assembly to ensure transparency and accountability through the passage of the forensic investigation bill, to enhance a robust public service.
NYCN’s President, Comrade Isah Abubakar, in a statement, said the group’s history was made by the current federal lawmakers in ensuring the bill has legal backing.
He described the decision as patriotic and a direct response geared towards containing corruption, fraud and cybercrimes that had eaten deep into the Nigeria system, as well, coming at a time the fight against endemic corruption by the present administration is unwavering.
“The assent by Mr. President will play a greater role in his efforts to streamline public service activities, and the complimentary efforts of the private sector.
“By the act setting up the new body, the stage is now set to return the country to the glorious days where probity and accountability would be the watchword while merit would be the guiding principle, as the new body is set to exhume and clean up all sectors of the economy and will go a long way towards resolving many thorny financial transactions desiring attention in Nigeria,” he stated.