President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the African Union champion in the fight against corruption.
Kagame made the remark at the National Democracy Day Anti-Corruption summit organised by the Economic and Financial (EFCC) in Abuja on Tuesday, June 11, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Rwandan president, who also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the 2019 general elections, said Nigeria must share resources equitably so that the fight against corruption could be enjoyed by everyone.
He said: “President Buhari, I wish to give you our very warm congratulations on your re-election and best wishes for the entire Nigerian people, on the road ahead.
“I also want to mention here, that President Buhari is AU (African Union) champion in the fight against corruption, and we thank you.”
According to Kagame, corruption must be fought from top to bottom, using four key principles: “culture, responsibility, accountability and effectiveness”.
He added: “We must discard the myth that corruption is endemic to a particular culture. corruption is a universal weakness, not an African one, and it is not part of our destiny as a continent."
Legit.ng previously reported that President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Tuesday, June 11, arrived Abuja, for his two-day visit.
He was expected to be given a keynote address alongside President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Democracy Day Anti-Corruption summit.
The summit was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and it is ongoing at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
The summit opened with an address from the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu.
The summit screened a short documentary on corruption, what is means, its devastating effects on Africa and its economy.
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