- November 15, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami is seeking a comprehensive review of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act to remove many lacunas in the law and strengthen the anti-graft war.
Malami who gave his position as the House Committee on Financial Crimes lined up two major bills for public hearing at the National Assembly in Abuja, said a total repeal and re-enactment of the Act was what the country needed as against the piecemeal amendments proposed to it by the House of Representatives.
AGF argued that the best approach was a comprehensive review of the Act by repealing the present law in order to come up with a harmonised bill that would address all the issues.
He suggested that a sub-committee comprising lawmakers, the EFCC, his office and other stakeholders should be set up to do a thorough review of the Act.