Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, has confirmed that he would be part of an anti-corruption roundtable being organized by a Non-Governmental Organisation,Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP.
The event, which is scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Lagos, has as its theme: “Combating Corruption and Impunity: The Imperatives of Improving the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Institutions and the Justice Systemin Nigeria.”
A statement issued by SERAP’s Senior Staff Attorney, Timothy Adewale,indicates that Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, as well as popular human rights lawyer Femi Falana, will also attend the event.
Adewale noted that the roundtable, which was being organized in collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy, NED, is expected to come up with key programme agenda for prosecuting high-level public officials for corruption.
Other issues to be discussed at the roundtable include how to respond to the tactics deployed by suspected corrupt officials to delay and frustrate corruption cases against them; how to improve the independence and freedom of action of anti-corruption institutions, as well as how to mobilize the citizens to take ownership of the fight against corruption in the country.
The event is also expected to be attended by former Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly’s Committee on Judiciary, Babatunde Ogala; Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Adedeji Adekunle; representatives of both the EFCC and ICPC; representatives of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA; Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, representatives of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, as well as representatives of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, among others.