Monday 20 October 2014

A 2-day stakeholder’s roundtable on the Proceeds of Crime (POCA) and Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) bills was organized by J4A in Abuja from 20th – 21st October, 2014. The objective of the Advocacy Roundtable was to deepen stakeholders’ understanding of the Bills through capacity building sessions. It was targeted at key civil society actors and other stakeholders to improve coordination and legislative actions on the Bills.

There were participants from the media, civil society, the Presidential committee on Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation who was represented by the Special Adviser Mr. Peter Akper. The Attorney general noted that the POCA and MLA Bills presently being considered by the National Assembly will strengthen the country’s anti- corruption war. He further stressed that the bills, when passed will enable Nigeria meet the international requirements and give further mileage to the country’s anti-graft war.