Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke SAN, disclosed this Thursday at the opening ceremony of the stakeholders validation workshop on the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Strategy, which took place in Abuja.
The minister said that the strategy would harness the energies of all sectors and all Nigerians in the fight against corruption.
He noted that Nigeria is a signatory to the United Nations Convention against corruption and is obliged to have a national anti-corruption strategy that is comprehensive and all inclusive.
“In order to achieve this, the Federal Ministry of Justice in the discharge of its mandate as a focal ministry under the convention, set up an inter-agency task team to develop a national anti-corruption strategy.
“The strategy document is developed around three central themes, strengthening the legal and institutional framework established to prevent and combat corruption, improve the environment for transparency, accountability and integrity as well as sustained corruption control,” he said.
Adoke said that the strategy is planned to intervene at the policy, technical and institutional levels and provide a means for the coordination and harmonisation of the efforts of government.
“The strategy also mirrors the aspiration of the government and the anti-corruption stakeholders for far-reaching changes in attitudes, policies, institutional structures and framework for fighting corruption in the country,” he said.
Solicitor General of the Federation, Abdullahi Yola in his welcome address said that the workshop was organised against the backdrop of the need for synergy in the enforcement of anti-corruption laws and the need to enshrine accountability in public service.