By Albert Akota Abuja
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will today in Abuja declare open the African Union, Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC) which center on popularizing anti corruption crusade among member states.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by Oba Olasunkanmi John, head media and Publicity, AU ECOSOCC Nigeria chapter, said Muhammadu Buhari had earlier been appointed as Africa anti-corruption chairperson to help popularize and raise awareness on the AU 2018 with a theme “winning the fight against corruption and a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation,”
The statement further said Nigeria representative and the Chairperson Social Affairs and Health Cluster, Tunji Asaolu, will come up with modality to conduct index analysis and database on Civil Society Organisations working on health and social issues to support the work of the organ.
According to the statement, the conference will also help to raise awareness with local society organisation on the election process for the third general assembly of ECOSOCC.
“The four days conference is part of efforts to support President Muhammadu Buhari, and his counterparts across Africa to achieve the objective of raiding not only Nigeria but the continent of corruption.
“We are also going to mobilise Africa CSOs, NGOs and other civil right organisations across Africa to key into the fight because if we don’t kill corruption within the continent, corruption will kill the continent, that is why no effort is too small, the fight against corruption must be collective,” the statement said.