President Muhammadu Buhari departs for London to participate in the Anti-Corruption Summit scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2016.
As an internationally recognized leader in the global fight against corruption, President Buhari will play a prominent part in the summit.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu who made this announcement today said the Summit will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of the Great Britain with many other Heads of State and Government in attendance.
Ahead of the summit’s opening, president Buhari will deliver a keynote address on: “Why We Must Tackle Corruption Together” at a pre-summit conference of the development partners, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Transparency International and other civil society groups on Wednesday.
President Buhari is one of the world leaders scheduled to speak at the opening session of the Anti- Corruption Summit with others, including Prime Minister David Cameron and President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.
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 Int’l 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.
President Buhari will also reaffirm his administration’s unwavering commitment to the fight against corruption and the FG’s readiness to partner with international agencies and other countries to identify, apprehend and punish corrupt public officials.
President Buhari’s delegation to the summit will include the Minster of Justice and Attorney – General of the Federation, Alj. Abubakar Malami and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu before returning to Abuja on Friday May, 2016.
The President is expected to have a separate meeting with Prime Minster 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.