UN speaks on Buhari’s war against corruption

Written by on October 13, 2017

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it greatly appreciates the solid commitment shown by President Muhammadu Buhari in confronting corruption in his country and across the African Union.

This is contained in a statement made available to journalists on Friday by David Dadge, UNODC spokesperson.

It recalled that in a July decision, the African Union unanimously endorsed the appointment of President Buhari as its anti-corruption champion.

Buhari is expected to lead an African Union summit on anti-corruption next year.

Nigeria, along with dozens of other countries, will take part in the Seventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption, to be held 6-10 November.

The conference brings together over 1,000 representatives of member states, academics, anti-corruption practitioners, and civil society to discuss how to tackle corruption.


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