Sagay Heads Advisory Committee On War Against Corruption
President Muhammadu Buhari has set up 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.
Other members of the Committee which is also expected to develop comprehensive interventions for achieving recommended reforms are Femi Benedicta Daudu, Prof. E. Alemika, Professor Sadiq Radda, Hadiza Bala Usman and Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who will serve as the 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 government has also set aside $5 million fund 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.