SERAP has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Attorney General Abubakar Malami, SAN, to widely publish the names of those indicted in the running of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2000 and 2019., as documented in the forensic audit of NDDC.”
In addition, SERAP urged him to “direct Mr Malami and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to swiftly bring to justice anyone suspected to be responsible for the missing N6 trillion, and to fully recover any misappropriated public funds.”
SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare signed the open letter, which stated: “It is in the public interest to publish the names of those indicted in the audit report, and ensure that they face prosecution, if necessary.”
These decisive steps will advance victims’ rights to restitution, compensation, and guarantee of non-repetition, as well as boost public confidence in the fight against corruption.
The audit report could be used to genuinely combat the corruption epidemic in the NDDC and rein in those indicted, thus alleviating poverty and enhancing Nigeria’s ability to meet its human rights and anti-corruption responsibilities.