- The federal government has provided an update on its anti-corruption fight
- The government says it has recovered looted funds in excess of N800billion
- This was disclosed by the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, July 28
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The federal government says it has recovered looted funds in excess of N800billion with over 1,400 convictions secured in its famed anti-corruption fight.
This was disclosed by the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, July 28, at a press conference in Abuja.
The minister reiterated his earlier stance that the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s fight against corruption is as strong as ever.
“This administration has recorded over 1,400 convictions, including high profile ones, and recovered funds in excess of N800 billion, not to talk of forfeiture of ill-gotten properties. This is no mean feat,” Alhaji Mohammed told reporters at the briefing.
Commenting on the allegations of monumental corruption in a number of government agencies, the minister stated that it should not be interpreted to mean that the Buhari administration condones acts of corruption.
Meanwhile, the Integrity Group Against Corruption has raised an alarm alleging that it has uncovered plots by some persons to unseat Nigeria's Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN.
Chairman of the group, Bello Gambo Iliya made the allegation on Tuesday, July 28, while speaking to journalists in Kano state.
According to Iliya, his group has also uncovered an email from one Olaruwanju Suraju who claimed to be the chairman of one Civil Society Against Corruption, which indicates a desperate move to cast aspersions against Malami.
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Despite the alleged plots to oust him from office, Malami has been getting support from some Nigerians in recent days.
Usman Bahiru, a public affairs analyst, recently wrote on the reforms of the Nigerian judicial system being carried out under the leadership of Malami.
“As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Malami has demonstrated overtime uncommon courage in the discharge of his duties.
The core constitutional duty of an AGF is to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court of law on behalf of the Nigerian state,” Bahiru wrote in a piece sent to Legit.ng.
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