The National Anti-corruption Commission (Nazaha) reported to the king its investigation results on what has been circulated in the media about the employment of a minister's son illegally, and out of the commission's mission in monitoring what is published in the media about financial and administrative corruption in the entities under the commission's jurisdiction, in addition to what the commission discovered in a number of ministries on contracting irregularities with citizens.
Irregularities on the minister's son were manifested in the failure of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in coordinating with the Ministry of Civil Services on setting the financial matters to ensure he gets the salary he deserves with the experience and credentials he has. Also, he did not do the medical examination necessary, in addition to the contracting age requirement which is not less than 33 years old.
Based on what was mentioned above and based on what the commission has of information, the Commission, therefore, expanded its scope of investigation to include other contracts in a number of ministries. Thus, it discovered that there are 10 ministries that did not commit to one or more of the conditions in the regulatory requirements necessary for contracting which are as follow: (Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Economy and Planning, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
According to the commission's regulation, it has prepared a detailed report on this matter including the concluded results and submitted it to the royal court.
The commission thanks the media, journalists and social media users who communicated with the commission for the greater good of the general public.
Nazaha stresses on the principle of transparency, protecting integrity and fighting corruption in all its forms, in accordance with its national strategy for protecting integrity and fighting corruption, its regulation, and Saudi Vision (2030). It also emphasize on the importance of the cooperation with the commission by all citizens and residents in reporting any case of financial or administrative corruption on the means it provided for reporting. The commission would like also to thank all government entities that cooperate with it in its endeavor.