By Adenike Lucas
Abubakar Malami, SAN, Nigeria’s Attorney General will give a talk at the prestigious Chatham House this Thursday.
The Senior Advocate, who is bent on building strong institution that can help in the fight against corruption in Africa’s most populous country, recently signed a deal with the Swiss Government to recover more than 300 million dollars stolen by former Military President Sani Abacha.
While he receives commendation from across the world for such achievement, Honourable Malami has faced an intense struggle with a corrupt acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, who has failed to successfully investigate corrupt people.
Notwithstanding, the AGF is still working hard to win the war against corruption by reversing the suspension placed on Nigeria by Egmont group financial intelligence unit – a problem caused by Mr Magu.
People attending the free event at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in St James’s, London, where other notable speakers such as David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the UK have also spoken, are expected to hear about the whistle blowing policy and other measures put in place by Nigeria’s chief Lawyer in fighting looters.
Honourable Malami, SAN, speaking on the theme: Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Effort: Working with the Media, Civil Society and International Partners from 12 noon will “discuss his current anti-corruption efforts, his work to further strengthen the judiciary and how the government will work with key stakeholders to sustainably reduce corruption.”