President Muhammadu Buhari will depart for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Friday to take part within the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) the place he’ll make presentation on anti-corruption.
The President, who was engaged by AU on the final session to current a road-map on anti-corruption in Africa, would converse on “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.
This is the primary time within the 54-year historical past of the AU that anti-corruption shall be made a theme of the gathering of the regional leaders.
On July four, 2017 the 29th Session of the AU, African leaders unanimously endorsed Buhari to champion the battle towards corruption on the continent.
The endorsement was in recognition of his private dedication and broadly acclaimed anti-graft drive on the home stage.
On July 25, 2017, the President in a letter to President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who can also be the out-going AU Chairperson, formally accepted his nomination to steer members of the AU on this important campaign towards a veritable socio-economic vice that’s anti-development.
While thanking his colleagues for the honour, he reiterated his “commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent.”
Apart from anti-corruption, different points lined for consideration by African leaders and their delegations embody, peace and safety (transnational terrorism); institutional reforms of the continental physique; free motion of individuals; local weather change; commerce; aviation; schooling; gender and improvement.
According to Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), President Buhari will even maintain bilateral conferences with a few of his colleagues on problems with widespread pursuits.
Some high officers, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami will accompany the president.
Others are the Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau; the Minister of State (Aviation), Mr. Hadi Sirika; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, can also be within the delegation to the Summit.