Buhari to guide Nigerian delegation to AU summit



    Buhari to guide Nigerian delegation to AU summit

    By Isaac Aregbesola

    President Muhammadu Buhari would lead Nigerian delegation to the 30th Ordinary Session of Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government summit in Addis Ababa subsequent week.

    The Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, made this recognized on Wednesday in Abuja whereas fielding questions from newsmen.

    He stated the bizarre session would maintain between Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.

    Elias-Fatile added that the President would deliver the problem of anti-corruption to the fore on the Summit.

    He defined that the 2017 Ordinary Session on Anti-Corruption endorsed Buhari to champion AU anti-corruption for 2018 with the theme “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”

    According to him, the endorsement by AU is on account of the enormous strides made by the current administration within the struggle in opposition to corruption.

    He famous that “it’ll be very partaking and a defining second for Nigeria as Africa and the worldwide group will probably be wanting as much as Nigeria to supply a dedication and the wanted management.

    “This is to surmount one of the major obstacles that is hindering Africa’s transformation and economic development which is corruption.”

    The spokesman added that programmes had been lined as much as provoke help for the struggle in opposition to corruption through the summit.

    He stated “this adopted the realisation that nations in Africa lose billions of annually by way of corruption.

    “So, the continent is widely considered among corrupt places, a factor seen as contributing to distorted development and impoverishment of many African states.”

    He introduced that President Buhari would additionally ship a quick declaration, adopted by the official unveiling of the brand of  “Project 2018.”

    He stated that on the sideline of the occasion, there could be a gathering of Organisation of African First Ladies in opposition to HIV/AIDS and Joint African Union Commission Roll Back Malaria High Level Briefing, amongst others. (NAN)