Minister of Justice seeks collaboration to fight corruption

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

All the three arms of the Nigerian government have been challenged to work together for the war against corruption to succeed.

The Attorney General and Nigerian Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made the call in Abuja while testifying before the House of Representatives adhoc committee.

The committee is investigating $17 Billion alleged to have been illegally taken from undeclared crude oil and liquefied natural gas exports to global destinations.

Malami explained that if the legislators, the judiciary and the executive will effectively perform their constitutional responsibility, the country will be corruption free.

“I will encourage a situation whereby all hands should be on deck and ensuring that justice is done to Federal Government, the nation by way of ensuring that the country is not in any way short-changed and  the respective agencies and arms of government have collective responsibility to dig deep to ensure that justice is done.” Malami stressed.

The Minister also advocated the review of institutional frameworks and absolute legislations to address the lapses that warrant some of the abuses in public and private sectors.

The Committee Members unanimously stressed the need for government to prosecute all those found guilty of compromising and conniving with International Oil Companies to rob the country.

 

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