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Africa loses $50bn yearly to corruption — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said Nigeria was committed to fighting corruption for life.

“Nigeria’s abiding commitment to the fight against corruption today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow,” Buhari said while inaugurating the African Anti-Corruption Year 2018 during the opening of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described corruption as one of the greatest evils of our time, adding that Africa loses about $50bn yearly to the vice.

“Corruption is indeed one of the greatest evils of our time. Corruption rewards those who do not play by the rules and also creates a system of distortion and diversion thereby destroying all efforts at constructive, just and fair governance,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

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