- The Nigerian government is making efforts to fight corruption in the country
- This has culminated in the appointment of a a United Kingdom based Nigerian private investigator, Evangelist Victor Uwajeh
- Uwajeh is expected to work as a special investigator to the Presidential Special Panel on the Recovery of Public Property
The presidency has appointed a United Kingdom based Nigerian private investigator, Evangelist Victor Uwajeh, to trace and where necessary recover undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud for the government as part of the ongoing fight against corruption.
Legit.ng gathered that Uwajeh is a former consultant to the Senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes and former private investigator and consultant to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A letter dated Thursday, March 22, and signed by the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution matters, Okoi Obono-Obla, said Uwajeh's application has been considered for engagement as special investigator to the presidential special panel.
The letter of engagement reads in part: “I am pleased to inform you that your application has been considered for engagement as a special investigator to the panel.
“Consequent upon this appointment, you are to trace and where necessary recover undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud for the federal government of Nigeria in line with the mandate of the panel."
Meanwhile, Nigeria has been elected into the global steering committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) alongside France, Argentina and Romania for a period of three years beginning in October 2018.
This was announced on Tuesday, April 3, by the OGP in Washington DC, United States of America.
Reacting to the news, minister for justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), stated that the Nigerian government is grateful for the opportunity and is determined to advance the open government agenda.
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