A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell, has lauded the anti-corruption crusade of President Mohammadu Buhari, saying the president had done far better than any of his predecessors in the area of tackling corruption.
John Campbell who said this in his latest statement, a copy which was made available to our correspondent in New York on Monday lauded Buhari for making the fight against Nigeria’s culture of corruption his primary campaign theme.
According to him, “President Buhari’s anticorruption campaign has already gone further than that of any of his predecessors since the resumption of civilian government in 1999.
“The Buhari administration is continuing to raise the corruption ante. It has just negotiated an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on mutual legal assistance on criminal and commercial matters and on extradition and the transfer of sentenced persons.
“The package also included agreements on taxation and trade promotion. These new agreements provide a mechanism for the repatriation to Nigeria of stolen funds from the UAE and the extradition of Nigerians who have fled there”
Furthermore, Campbell, a Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, said the UAE is a popular destination for wealthy Nigerians because of its highly developed infrastructure and luxurious accommodations.