President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 depart for London to participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit which will be held in the British capital on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari will play a prominent part in the summit which will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with many other Heads of State and Government in attendance.
While in the United Kingdom, President Buhari will, ahead of the summit’s opening, 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, May 11, 2016.
Buhari will speak alongside other world leaders 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.
The President is also expected to join other participating heads of State and Government at special plenary sessions on Exposing Corruption, Tackling Corruption and Driving out Corruption.
The Nigerian leader in his address to the summit and interactions with other participating leaders, 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.
Buhari will also reaffirm his administration’s unwavering commitment to the fight against corruption and the Federal Government’s readiness to partner with international agencies and other countries to identify, apprehend and punish corrupt public officials.
President Buhari will also 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.
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The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, will travel with the President.
The President is due back on Friday, May 13, 2016