Obama applauds Buhari on anti-corruption campaign

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(Last Updated On: 2016-09-21)

President of the United States of America, Barack Obama has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his ongoing efforts to tackle corruption in Nigeria.

Speaking on the sideline of the 71st United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, Obama described Nigeria as a very important country in the comity of nations.

He also pledged to inject more fund to help Nigeria gets out of recession especially through Agriculture.

Meanwhile, Buhari thanked Obama for the United States support especially in the fight against terrorism.

Also speaking on Tuesday in New York, Buhari explained that  the anti-corruption campaign of the Federal Government and the economic programme of diversification will significantly address the lack of job opportunities and deprivation that make Nigerian youths vulnerable to recruitment by human traffickers.

He spoke at a meeting on Modern Slavery, hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May on the margins of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71).

He commended the British Prime Minister for drawing the attention of the international community to such a serious matter to coincide with a time that the global focus is on migration and refugee crisis.

He called for practical and innovative measures to address all modern day human tragedies.

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