President Muhammadu Buhari presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which approved a review of the federal government’s national anti-corruption programme, extending it from 2022 to 2026.
According to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the review and extension became necessary as a result of the administration’s anti-corruption accomplishments.
Malami said that anti-corruption agencies were able to achieve nearly 3000 convictions on behalf of the government in court.
He said bulk of the convictions were secured between 2015 till date, when the All Progressive Congress administration took over the mantle of leadership.
The AGF also disclosed that looted funds recovered by the administration both locally and from foreign governments in the last few years amounts to over $1billion.
“The first $322 million dollars recovered by the administration was exclusively deployed for social intervention programmes like Npower, market money, school feeding programmes among others.
“We think the anti corruption policy of the Muhammadu Buhari administration has been largely successful because we have secured over 3000 convictions as of the year 2022. From mere 109 convictions we have gotten over 3000 convictions which is the major reason we decided to extend the policy from 2022 to 2026,” he stated.