Nigeria sets up anti-corruption committee

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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AGF, Abubakar Malami with the members of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee on the Implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy

The Nigerian government has inaugurated a committee on monitoring, evaluation and implementation of national anti-corruption as part of efforts to fight corruption.

The National Anti-Corruption Strategy include Prevention; Public engagement; Enforcement and sanction. It also includes Recovery and management of proceeds of crime.

Attorney General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami who inaugurated the committee stated that the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy was to be achieved through monthly reporting and quarterly self-assessment from anti-corruption law enforcement agencies.

Annual Review
The AGF said another area was through annual review of the progress of the implementation and annual report by the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Monitoring Committee based on quarterly Data Reporting Template.

According to him, “the review shall also take into account the periodic reports of the country assessment conduct pursuant to Nigeria’s obligations under the UN Convention against corruption,” he said.

 The Attorney General advised the committee to ensure that the implemented strategy was delivered to Nigerians in line with the vision of the present administration.

The committee is made up of  17 members.

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