Executive Order 6 Needed to Combat Corruption, Says British Envoy

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Paul Arkwright

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has endorsed the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that it is important to root out corruption in the country.

The envoy in an interview with Channels TV noted that the order would assist in the corruption fight.

He said: “I’ve heard that this is an anti-corruption measure, but it’s not for me to say who should or should not be on the list. But what I would say is that it’s very important to continue the fight against corruption.”

Arkwright, however, refrained from commenting on the travel ban on 50 Nigerians by the federal government.

He stressed the need for peaceful and credible elections in 2019, adding that free, fair and credible election was important for political stability in the country.

The high commissioner said meeting with political candidates was necessary to discuss expectations for the 2019 polls.