Tinubu’s Resolute Battle Against Corruption, A Promising Commitment?

By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja

The unwavering determination of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to combat corruption in Nigeria has been thrown to the front burner with the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, and the support pledged by the Solicitor General of the Federation gaining ground.

Africa commemorates 20 years of anti-corruption strategy, with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu declaring his vigorous determination to tackle this pervasive issue.

Responding to the call for action from Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah and legal expert Femi Falana, Tinubu affirms his unwavering commitment to the fight against corruption.

In his distinguished role as the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, commends Tinubu’s resolute stance on this critical matter.

Strengthening The Anti-Corruption Endeavor

At the African Anti-corruption Day 2023 event in Abuja, the inter-agency Task Team (IATT) gathers to discuss the monumental impact of corruption on security.

Recognizing the urgent need to address this menace, Ribadu emphasizes Tinubu’s unwavering determination to combat corruption.

Represented by Brig Gen AB Abubakar Laka, the National Security Adviser underscores the detrimental effects of corruption on public funds and the country’s reputation.

Tinubu’s resolute pursuit of the fight against corruption takes center stage during this crucial event.

Embracing Good Governance And Promoting Value Reorientation

In addition to the fight against corruption, President Tinubu vows to promote good governance and ethical values. Ribadu highlights the importance of tackling the root causes of corruption and fostering moral character through value reorientation.

He asserts that Tinubu’s administration will spare no effort in restoring Africa’s integrity by upholding principles of good governance. Ribadu extends an open invitation to collaborate with the national security adviser’s office in supporting the fight against corruption.

Solidarity From The Solicitor General And Other Stakeholders

The Solicitor General of the Federation, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy Agba, expresses her commitment to bolstering the efforts of anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria.

She emphasizes that Tinubu’s administration is fully dedicated to supporting these agencies in their crucial work. Highlighting the impact of corruption on the attainment of sustainable development goals, Beatrice advocates for bold steps to combat this pervasive issue.

She calls upon African countries to join forces in the fight against corruption and refrain from complacency.

The Centre For Democracy And Development’s Endorsement

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), represented by Director Idayat Hassan, reaffirms its unwavering support for initiatives aimed at curbing systemic corruption.

Acknowledging the significance of combating bribery, embezzlement, fraud, and various other corrupt practices, the CDD urges Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Somalia, and South Sudan to embrace and actively participate in these vital initiatives. The CDD emphasizes the need for sustained collective action to eliminate corruption.

Reflecting On The African Union Convention On Preventing And Combating Corruption

This year’s celebration centers around the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC), marking its 20th anniversary. As stakeholders commemorate the progress made over the past two decades, it becomes evident that there is still substantial work ahead.

Idayat Hassan, represented by CDD Research Analyst Afolabi Adekaiyoja, encourages anti-corruption agencies to intensify their efforts in recovering illicit assets both domestically and internationally. The importance of continued commitment and collaboration resonates throughout the event.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s firm resolve to confront corruption head-on has garnered widespread support from prominent figures in Nigeria.

With the backing of the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, and the Solicitor General of the Federation, Mrs Beatrice Jedy Agba, Tinubu’s administration demonstrates a united front in the fight against corruption. As Africa celebrates 20 years of anti-corruption strategy, the need for concerted efforts and collective action becomes more crucial than ever.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) extends its endorsement, urging nations to actively participate in curbing systemic corruption. It is through sustained commitment and collaborative endeavors that Africa can pave the way for a future free from the shackles of corruption.

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