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AGF takes bold step, inaugurates 17-man committee on anti-corruption strategy

AGF takes bold step, inaugurates 17-man committee on anti-corruption strategy

- Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation, has inaugurated a 17-man committee that will be overseeing and implementing the anti-corruption strategy in the government

- He said the committee's members were drawn from different sectors

- He also stated that the anti-corruption strategy implementation would be achieved through monthly reporting, quarterly self-assessments within anti-corruption, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and annual review of the progress of the implementation

The attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has taken a bold step towards curbing the problem of corruption and corrupt practices in the government.

Malami who also doubles as the minister of justice, inaugurated a 17-man monitoring and evaluation committee on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy spanning 2017 through 2021, The Punch reports.

Malami said the committee's members were drawn from different sectors. He further elaborated that the national anti-corruption strategy was validated on April 27, 2017 and an action plan was developed, validated and adopted by relevant stakeholders on March 26, 2018.

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In his words, the strategy comprises five pillars which include: prevention, public engagement, ethical re-orientation, enforcement and sanction as well as recovery and management of proceeds of crime.

He also stated that the monitoring of the national anti-corruption strategy implementation would be achieved through monthly reporting, quarterly self-assessments within anti-corruption, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and annual review of the progress of the implementation.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng has earlier reported that the minister of justice accused Ibrahim Magu of breaching the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) rules on prosecutions.

However, sources close the attorney-general’s office allegedly disclosed that Malami is only trying to re-assert himself having been persistently sidelined by the anti-graft agencies under him.

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