Buhari Challenges African Leaders
Staff, 2022-09-24 16:41:06,
September 24, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, in New York, urged African leaders to fight tirelessly to get rid of corruption, lamenting that the continent has remained at the far end of the global development index because of its menace.
The President spoke in his capacity as the African Union Champion on efforts to eliminate corruption in the continent at a High-Level side event on “Food Security Response: Combatting Illicit Financial Flows and Securing Asset Returns for Sustainable Development”, on the margins of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.
Providing his perspectives on the effects of corruption in the continent and the way forward at the event, co-hosted by African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Nigerian leader said he was honoured to serve as AU Champion on anti-corruption since 2018:
“As you are all aware, this will be my last official participation at the United Nations General Assembly as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I remain honoured and privileged to be President of Nigeria for two terms and I am grateful to the African Union for making me the Continental Organisation’s Champion on efforts to eliminate corruption nationally and continent-wide.
”Over the years, we came to the painful…
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