President Buhari appoints Prof. Sagay as head of advisory committee on anti-corruption


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed a Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption headed by a professor of law and civil rights activist, Prof. Itse Sagay.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.

Adesina, said the committee’s brief was 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:
1. Prof. Femi Odekunle
Professor of Criminology, Ahmadu Bello University
– Member
2. Dr. (Mrs) Benedicta Daudu
Associate Professor of International Law, University of Jos
– Member
3. Prof. E. Alemika
Professor of Sociology, University of Jos
– Member
4. Professor Sadiq Radda
Professor of Criminology, Bayero University, Kano
– Member
5. Hadiza Bala Usman
Civil Society Activist
– Member
(vi) Professor Bolaji Owasanoye

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Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Member/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 $5 million fund is 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.

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Femi Adeshina
Special Adviser to the president

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