The national anti-corruption policy of the federal government has been authorized for review, extending it from the year 2022 to 2026, at the Federal Executive Council meeting.
The review and extension were essential, according to Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, on Wednesday, as a result of the administration’s anti-corruption campaign’s successes.
Malami stated that the anti-corruption authorities had been successful in getting over 3000 convictions for the government in court.
He claimed that after the All Progressive Congress administration assumed power in 2015, the majority of convictions have been obtained.
“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.