Buhari to Seek Dismantling of Safe Heavens for Stolen Wealth at London Summit


By Tobi Soniyi

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday, May 10, 2016, travel to London to participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit holding in the British capital on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said he would deliver a keynote address titled: “Why We Must Tackle Corruption Together” at a pre-summit conference of development partners, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Transparency International and other civil society groups on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

“As an internationally recognised leader in the global fight against corruption, President Buhari will play a prominent part in the summit which will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with many other Heads of State and Government in attendance,” Adesina said.

The statement said that Buhari was one of the world leaders scheduled to speak at the opening session of the Anti-Corruption Summit with others, including Prime Minister Cameron and the President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

He said Buhari would later join other participating heads of State and Government at special plenary sessions on Exposing Corruption, Tackling Corruption and Driving out Corruption.

Adesina, who gave an insight into what the president will say at the summit and interactions with other participating leaders, said the president would urge the international community to move faster on the dismantling of safe havens for the proceeds of corruption and the return of stolen funds and assets to their countries of origin.