By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has urged the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to swiftly develop and adopt public registers for corrupt state governors and other high-ranking public officials charged with and convicted of grand corruption since the return of democracy in 1999 till date.
SERAP in an open letter to Malami, dated August 23, 2019 and signed by SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, stressed that the register would be a pivotal moment in the fight against corruption by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the damage caused by graft to citizens’ human rights and Nigeria’s democratic process.
The organisation maintained that the proposed registers would be a proportionate response to the grave crime of grand corruption and impunity of perpetrators with deterrent effect.
“The lack of public registers containing detailed information about high-ranking…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper