President Muhammadu Buhari has asked African leaders to guarantee the quick realization of the Common African Position on Assets Recovery (CAPAR), as the mainland observes Anti-Corruption Day on July 11, 2020.
This was contained In a discharge marked by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Saturday. In a letter to South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairman of African Union, President Buhari requested a re-duty to the counter debasement war by leaders on the ground to induce an incorporated, prosperous and serene Africa, driven by its own residents, speaking to a powerful power in the universal field.
The letter by President Buhari reads:“As Your Excellency is aware, the continental fight against corruption has been premised on an irreducible minimum that can pave the way for Africa’s transformation.
In this effort, the emphasis has been on the continent’s collective determination to forge resilient partnerships among our national governments, civil society organizations and other interest groups, such as women, youth and the physically challenged, to ensure improved socio-economic, political and security development and ultimately, the improvement of our continent.
“The concern of the African Union is that the massive corruption being perpetuated across our national governments, has created a huge governance deficit that has in turn created negative consequences that have worsened the socio-economic and political situation in Africa.
“Your Excellency may recall that these continental concerns led our colleagues at the African Union, to appoint my humble self as the African Union Anti-Corruption Champion. I believe that the efforts and focus of the Nigerian Government at home, partly informed this decision as well as the need for Africa, as a continent, to recommit herself to the fight against corruption and the imperative to free resources for meaningful development.