Past eventResearch Event

Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Effort: Working with the Media, Civil Society and International Partners

7 December 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


Hon Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Chair: Professor Richard Fardon, Professor of West African Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)



Since coming to power on an anti-corruption message in 2015, President Buhari and his administration have sought to strengthen Nigeria’s ongoing fight against corruption, through high-level investigations, emphasis on asset returns and public messaging campaigns. In April 2017, the federal government launched its National Anti-Corruption Strategy, which seeks to join all stakeholders together to tackle corruption. As corrupt practices continue at all levels, there is a need to connect top-down and bottom-up approaches. 

At this event, Hon Abubakar Malami (SAN) will discuss Nigeria’s current anti-corruption efforts, his work to further strengthen the judiciary and how the government will work with key stakeholders to sustainably reduce corruption.