President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption headed by Professor Itse Sagay, a prominent professor of law and civil rights activist.
The Committee’s brief is to advise the present administration on the prosecution of the war against corruption and the implementation of required reforms in Nigeria’s criminal justice system.
A statement by the Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said other members of the Committee which is also expected to develop comprehensive interventions for achieving recommended reforms are:
(i) Prof. Femi Odekunle
Professor of Criminology, Ahmadu Bello University
(ii) Dr. (Mrs) Benedicta Daudu
Associate Professor of International Law, University of Jos
(iii) Prof. E. Alemika
Professor of Sociology, University of Jos
(iv) Professor Sadiq Radda
Professor of Criminology, Bayero University, Kano
(v) Hadiza Bala Usman
Civil Society Activist
(vi) Professor Bolaji Owasanoye
Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Member/Executive Secretary of the Committee
In support of the Federal Government’s efforts, an Anti-Corruption and Criminal Justice Reform Fund has been established by three international development partners namely the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Open Society Foundation.
The $5 million fund is to assist implementation of key components of the Action Plan and the work of the Presidential Advisory Committee.
The fund will be managed by Trust Africa, an international development Civil Society Organisation with programme presence in more than 25 African countries.