Buhari congratulates Obasanjo’s anti-corruption chief, Ribadu on global award

Filed in Local News by on December 8, 2018 0 Comments

– Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been praised for his recent award by President Buhari

– The president praised the former anti graft agency boss for winning the Anti-Corruption Lifetime Achievement Award

– Ribadu was conferred with the award in Malaysia on Friday, December 7

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, for winning the Anti-Corruption Lifetime Achievement Award.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ribadu was conferred with award at an event organised by the prestigious Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Award 2018, during its third annual ceremony in Malaysia on Friday, December 7.

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According to a statement by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, December 8, Buhari rejoiced with the pioneer chairman of the EFCC over the award.

The president noted that Ribadu, being one of eight recipients from five continents of various categories of the Award, the honour “is a rare privilege and acknowledgment of his fearless fight against corruption in his country”.

He said: “The award to Ribadu affirms our commitment to the campaign against corruption, which is one of the three focal areas of our administration.

“This also means that the world appreciates our determination to stem the negative effects of corruption on the country’s development.’’

He urged the current leadership of the anti-corruption organisations in the country not to be deterred in the face of “corruption fighting back in different forms and shapes”.

Buhari also enjoined all Nigerians in leadership positions to emulate Ribadu and see public office “as a public trust’’.

Ribadu, a native of Adamawa, was the pioneer chairman of the EFCC .

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, was given the Lifetime/Outstanding Anticorruption Excellence Award in Malaysia.

The former EFCC chairman was given the award by the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Centre, Doha, Malaysia.

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