President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed a committee of seven to advise him on how to best tackle corruption in the country as well as reform the legal system.
The Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption has mostly been made up of academics.
Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, said “the committee’s brief is to advise the present administration on the prosecution of the war against corruption and the implementation of required reforms in Nigeria’s criminal justice system.” However, it was not stated when the committee is due to report back to the president with their recommendations.
Buhari, who was elected in May this year, made the promise to tackle corruption as part of his election campaign.
The BBC’s Will Ross reported that corruption in Nigeria is a huge drain on its public finances and that Buhari’s assurances that to take on corruption was a major factor in him winning the presidential elections.