Legal Nigeria

Corruption: Centre Lauds Malami’s Reforms, Tracking Of Loots Globally

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami
Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has applauded the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for introducing institutional reforms in the war against corruption and recovery of loots.

The Centre, which made this known at a press conference in Abuja, said in the last six years, the AGF had embarked on several initiatives to ensure the smooth functioning of government.

In his address, Executive Director, Isaac Ikpa, said the ministry, under Malami, had successfully tracked all assets recovered on behalf of the Federal Government by various law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies while developing the Whistle-Blowers’ Policy.

Through a trilateral agreement with foreign countries, Ikpa said looted funds have been recovered and returned to Nigeria.

According to Ikpa, with the concerted effort of the Federal Ministry of Justice, public perceptions of the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s fight against corruption have improved tremendously.

The Centre also said the Minister of Justice had consistently adhered to the rule of law, with transparency and accountability the hallmark of his ministry.

The Centre, therefore, passed a vote of confidence on Malami, recommending a national honour for the country’s AGF.