8 May 2016
President, Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will on Tuesday, May 10 2016 travel to London to participate in the International Anti-Corruption Summit holding on May 12, 2016. The Summit which is hosted by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, will also have several Heads of State and Governments in attendance.
President Buhari, during a pre-summit conference, will deliver a keynote address titled, “Why we must tackle corruption together” and is also scheduled to speak at the summit’s opening session alongside Prime Minister Cameron and World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim.
Buhari who has managed to distinguish himself as a leader in the fight against corruption, while in London, will press for speedier dismantling of safe havens for proceeds of corruption and return of stolen funds to countries of origin; a move that greatly concerns Nigeria as the President has recently been soliciting international assistance in the recovery of the Abacha loot.
He will also reaffirm his administration’s unwavering commitment to the fight against corruption, a stance that has earned him praise and recognition in many international circles. Buhari is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Cameron to discuss ongoing Nigeria – UK collaboration in the war against corruption and terrorism.
President Buhari’s delegation to the summit includes; the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, General Abubakar Malami and the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on Friday, May 13 in time for the Security Summit that is set to hold on May 14 in Abuja.
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