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The UK has announced its support for the ongoing anti-corruption fight in Nigeria launched by President Muhammadu Buhari after he took office in May. The leader, who defeated Goodluck Jonathan in March’s presidential election, vowed his administration would end corruption and bring culprits to justice.
The minister for international development, Grant Shapps, said the UK is “fully committed to helping Nigeria increase its security, stability and prosperity”, according to the Guardian Nigeria. The minister made the remark during a visit to Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in the federal capital of Abuja to commemorate the launch of the 100 Million Pounds Accountability and Governance Programme. The programme aims to fight corruption and promote good governance.
“We would continue to provide capacity building, technical and investigative support to Nigeria to tackle corruption,” he added. “Corruption in Nigeria also affects the UK directly. Where we have evidence, we will continue to take action to protect the integrity of the UK’s financial system and prevent its use for money-laundering purposes.”
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