Sunday, 8 May 2016


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday travel to London for the international anti-corruption summit, his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in a statement yesterday.

Buhari’s delegation to the summit will include the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.
Adesina said “as an internationally recognised leader in the global fight against corruption”, Buhari would play a prominent part in the summit to be hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron with many other heads of states in attendance.

He said ahead of the summit’s opening, Buhari would 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.

He maintained that Buhari is one of the leaders 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.

Adesina stated: “Thereafter, President Buhari will join other participating heads of state and government at special plenary sessions on Exposing Corruption, Tackling Corruption and Driving out Corruption.

“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 international agencies and other countries to identify, apprehend and punish corrupt public officials.

“Before returning to Abuja on Friday, May 13, 2016, the president is expected to have a separate meeting 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.”

Share This