​Itse Sagay anti-corruption panel meets ICPC

Sagay Itse [Photo: sagay-family.com]

The Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption has met with top officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.

A source at the ICPC, who pleaded not to be named, said Mr. Sagay and other members of the presidential panel arrived the commission at about 12 noon Tuesday.

The panel immediately went into a closed-door meeting with the ICPC team led by the chairman, Ekpo Nta.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on August 10 constituted the panel to advise his administration on how to successfully tackle corruption and reform the criminal justice system.

Other members of the committee include Femi Odekunle, a professor of criminology; Benedicta Daudu and associate professor of international law, and E. Alemika, a professor of sociology,

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.

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