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Buhari Takes Battle Against Corruption To London, Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the UN General Assembly  at the 70th UN general Assembly Submit on 25th Sept 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to head for London on Tuesday, May 10 to participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit which will be held in the British capital on Thursday, May 12.

A statement by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina described Buhari as “an internationally recognized leader in the global fight against corruption,” who he said, would play a prominent part in the summit that will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with many other Heads of State and Government in attendance.

The statement said that ahead the summit’s opening, President Buhari will deliver a keynote address titled: “Why We Must Tackle Corruption Together” at a pre-summit conference of development partners, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Transparency International and other civil society groups  on  Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Adesina said that President Buhari being one of the world leaders is scheduled to speak at the opening session of the Anti-Corruption Summit with others, including Prime Minister Cameron and the President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

The President is also scheduled to participate at special plenary sessions on Exposing Corruption, Tackling Corruption and Driving out Corruption.

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“In his address to the summit and interactions with other participating leaders, President Buhari will urge the international community to move faster on the dismantling of safe havens for the proceeds of corruption and the return of stolen funds and assets to their countries of origin.

“The President will also reaffirm his administration’s unwavering commitment to the fight against corruption and the Federal Government’s readiness to partner with international agencies and other countries to identify, apprehend and punish corrupt public officials.”

The statement said that the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Alhaji Abubakar Malami and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu are amongst those that will be on President Buhari’s delegation to the Summit.

It said that the President is expected to have separate meetings with Prime Minister Cameron to discuss ongoing Nigeria-Britain collaboration in the war against corruption and terrorism, as well as other issues, including trade and economic relations between both countries.

The President is expected to return to Nigeria on Friday, May 13. [myad]