Nigeria: Buhari accepts new AU role on fight against corruption

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the current Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) and President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, accepting his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption”.

According to Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari's nomination was made at the 29th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 4 July, 2017.

Buhari said: “I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent. I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective.”

Mr Adesina also said that Buhari wrote to thank President Conde for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.

In the letter, dated 24 July, 2017, and released by Adesina, Buhari said: “I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organizing nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure. Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery."

Buhari has been in London since 7 May, 2017, where he is being treated for an undisclosed illness.
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