Nigeria Elected Vice Chair of the Conference of States Parties to the UNCAC
London, Nov. 6, 2017 (AltAfrika)-Nigeria was on Monday elected the Vice Chairman of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. This is seen in many analysts as a result of Nigeria government efforts in the fight against corruption.
The election ratified by all the African countries participating at the 5-day conference in Vienna, Austria, according to the President of the session, Thelma Aldana, is a boost in Nigeria’s efforts at nipping corruption in the bud. “It is an election well deserved. Nigeria has demonstrated remarkable determination in the fight against corruption, the election into this exalt position is therefore a boost”
Issues discussed at the conference on Monday proceedings included: understanding the links between corruption and violent extremism as well as citizens engagement in fighting against corruption.
Nigeria’s delegation led by Ambassador Vivian Okeke, Nigerian Ambassador to Austria, included: Ambassador I. Akabogun Chinwuba, acting Under Secretary, Regions and International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Meanwhile the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)¸ Mr Ibrahim Magu, said in his major preoccupation now was to leave a better Nigeria for the next generation.
Magu stated this after the opening ceremony of the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCA) holding at the U.N. House in Vienna, the capital.
My dream is to leave a better Nigeria, free of corruption to the next generation. We cannot continue the way we are going; otherwise, there will be no Nigeria for the next generation.