WAR ON CORRUPTION: NIGERIA TO JOIN GLOBAL COALITION AGAINST MENACE

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In its bid to nip corruption in the bud, the Federal Government is making a concerted effort to enlist Nigeria as the ninth African nations that join the Open Government Partnership, a global coalition for the fight against the dreaded scourge. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed this at the Nigeria Anti-corruption Summit held in Abuja.

The AGF who was represented by his Special Assistant on Research and Special Projects, Sylvester Imhanobe says Nigeria joining the Open Government Partnership will help the country improve on transparency in the management of its natural resources as well as citizen participation in governance. Malami also disclosed that Nigeria would explore other areas of international support in the fight against corruption during the forthcoming London Anti-Corruption Summit scheduled to be hosted in London on May 11th, 2016.

Speaking on the London Anti-Corruption Summit, the Head of Department for International Development, Nigeria, Ben Mellor, stated that British government has put in place every machinery towards making United Kingdom unsafe for treasury looters. He also assured that the UK is prepared to offer assistance to Nigeria and other countries in the war against corruption and money laundering.

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