17 September 2020 by Victoria Abah,
The Federal Government has launched a Central Database, for easy access and coordination of assets recovered by anti-graft agencies.
The Attorney General of the Federal and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami who made this known during a sensitization workshop for stakeholders in Abuja, said the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, is aimed at addressing the menace of corruption in a more effective and sustainable way.
According to the AGF, the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy is to provide a coordinated National policy that will guide all sectors and stakeholders in the fight against corruption as well as identify and close existing gaps in the anti-corruption initiatives currently in place.
He explained that the central database is to create synergy amongst relevant agencies for the purpose of assets tracing and recovery, adding that it would build transparency and accountability of assets recovered within and outside Nigeria.
Mr.Malami further said the office of the AGF was developing legislation for full implementation and operation of the Central Criminal Justice Information System to ensure compliance.
In their remarks, the Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission and Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC, Mr. Muhammad Umar and professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who commended the AGF for the initiative, assured support of their agencies.
There were goodwill messages from the National Assembly, the FIRS, Civil Society Organizations as well as the British High commission, amongst others.