Experts have decried the impact poor integrity in Nigeria’s public and private sector, insisting that this could undermine economic projection and national development.

Speaking during the 2020 edition of Integrity Icon, a programme organised by Accountability Lab Nigeria, in Abuja, yesterday, stakeholders noted that integrity across sectors of the economy remained the foundation to the nation’s development.

While urging government at all levels to come up with the right policy that would ensure the right people occupied the right positions, Country Director, Accountability Lab, Odeh Friday Odeh, said without such strategy, addressing some of Nigeria’s challenges may remain a mirage.

“We want the best hand, people with integrity, who know what to do, and who will be at the right place at the time,” he said.According to him, with the right people in public and private sectors, especially those who have integrity, some of the critical challenges such as corrupt practices, which are bedevilling national growth would be sustainably tackled.

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