Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN, Professor Itse Sagay SAN Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, and Femi Falana SAN are among those that have confirmed their participation at the maiden Strategic Dialogue on Improving Anticorruption Institutions in Nigeria being organized by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
Scheduled for tomorrow February 22, 2017 at the Westown Hotels, Jummy Hall, Sheraton Opebi Link Road, Ikeja by 10:00 a.m., the theme of the roundtable is: “Combating Corruption and Impunity: The Imperatives of Improving the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Institutions and the Justice System in Nigeria.”
The roundtable is expected to come up with key programme agenda for among others prosecuting high-level public officials for corruption; responding to the tactics of suspected corrupt officials to delay and frustrate corruption cases against them; improving the independence and freedom of action of anticorruption institutions, and empowering and mobilizing the citizens to take ownership of the fight against corruption in the country.
Others who have confirmed their participation at the roundtable include: Barrister Babatunde Ogala former Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly’s Committee on Judiciary; Professor Adedeji Adekunle Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Mr Tayo Oyetibo SAN; representatives of both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC); Ebun Adegoruwa; Tessel Kuijten First Secretary Economic Affairs Royal Netherlands Embassy, Nigeria; Emmanuel Uche Component Manager AntiCorruption Justice for All Programme; representatives of the International Federation of Women Lawyers; Mr Deji Elumoye Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists, and the media.
Others expected at the roundtable include: Mr. Levi Adikwaone Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikorodu Branch; Mr. Martin Ogunleye is the Chairman, Nigerian bar association, Lagos branch, and representative of the National Human Rights Commission.