Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has blamed the international community for ignoring the fight against corruption for too long and has emphasised the need to step up action to tackle corruption, describing it as evil.
The Nigerian President said this at the opening plenary session of the anti corruption summit holding in London.
Speaking on why he made the summit a priority, Prime Minister, David Cameron of United Kingdom says he is embittered by a situation where countries which have rich natural resources cannot use it for the benefit of the people.
The British Prime Minister said that he would come up with a register that will expose who owns what in the United Kingdom so that corrupt people can be investigated.
He called on countries to get committed to transparent procurement process and code of conduct, adding that an international anti corruption center will be set up in London for asset recovery legislation by participating countries.
Also contributing, the United States Secretary of States, Mr John Kerry, described corruption as a battle that should be fought as an enemy.
He berated a situation where tens of billions of Dollars are stolen from countries like Nigeria and stashed away in the United States and other countries – money that can be used to build schools for Nigerian children.