Justice Ministry Unveils Document on Corruption

Peter Bahago, Abuja

The Nigerian government has unveiled a document on anti-corruption strategy as part of effort to combat corruption.

This followed the harmonisation and adoption of various documents between the Ministry of Justice and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC.

The aim is to provide a roadmap that would strengthen the Anti-corruption drive of the Nigerian government.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami said the idea was first developed by the Inter-Agency Task Team, IATD inaugurated in 2009 which produced a draft National Anti-Corruption Policy.

He also said that the documents were collated and harmonised by the PACAC in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice.

“The document is expected to assist in actualising a 5 years strategic plan in the quest to fight corruption in the country” he said

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay said; “The recent discovery of monies across the country was a testimony that the fight against corruption was yielding the desired result.”

The President of the Nigerian Parliament Dr. Bukola Saraki said that the adoption of the documents would make the fight against corruption in Nigeria a success.

The documents are expected to be ratified by the Federal Executive Council.

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