The Network of Progress and Good Governance (NOPAGG) has described the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) as a man of excellence.
In a statement on Wednesday, 15th July, the Convener, Network of Progress and Good Governance (NOPAGG), Dr Rasheed Ahmed, noted that the group has over the years maintained a habit of celebrating successful and worthy ambassadors of Nigeria around the world, adding that on this occasion the spotlight has fallen on the current Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).
According to Dr Ahmed, “Mr. Malami (SAN) has proved himself to be a man of excellence. The Honorable Minister for Justice has over the years shown a high level of discipline and decorum. He has been involved in so many government projects and has always ensured that the fight against corruption is well executed.
They reeled out some of the successes of Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to include “the implementation of Executive Order No. 6. He worked with other enforcement authorities – the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), among others – to ensure that assets connected to corruption, belonging to anyone linked to corruption related investigation or prosecution, are duly protected. Malami also worked to ensure the launch of the document called the National Judicial Policy (NJP), which points the nation’s direction in justice administration, particularly as it relates to criminal justice.”
“Malami can be credited with aiding the success of the Federal Government’s initiative deployed to address the challenge of dealing with the army of arrested Boko Haram suspects, who were kept for years in various detention centers and unattended by the previous government. Malami also facilitated the repatriation of $321 million Abacha loot; the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between World Bank, Nigeria and Switzerland for the early return and transparent management of $322.5m stolen assets from Switzerland, which has since been repatriated back to Nigeria and is now being managed by the National Social Investment Office under the supervision of the World Bank.
Recall that Mr Malami who has been pushing the Federal Government’s anti-corruption drive, once said “the Federal Ministry of Justice, under my watch, released the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Framework (NACSF) for collaboration by all the relevant agencies.”
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Malami explained that the NACSF revolves around five pillars which include – prevention of corruption, public enlightenment, campaign for ethical re-orientation, enforcements and sanctions/recovery of proceeds of corruption.
“Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) is our icon for the second quarter of the year. We encourage him to remain steadfast and keep up the good work. His stand with Mr. President, President Muhammadu Buhari, on the fight against corruption, has made him stand out as one of the most outstanding Northerners and we appreciate him for that. Keep the flag flying” the Dr Rasheed enthused.