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APC UK Chieftain, Ade Omole, Others Visit PACAC Executives In London


Nigeria’s Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) executives visit the United Kingdom, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in United Kingdom, Hon. Ade Omole led a team of UK Diaspora leaders which included Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (CANUK) and Nigerian Think Tank Group (NTTG) into the meeting where issues relating to the progress of the country, most especially in the area of fight against corruption were discussed.

The PACAC executive team which included its Chairman, Professor Itse Sagay, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Prof. Etannibi Alemika, Prof. Femi Odekunle and others.

The meeting which was at the instance of the Presidency was organised to enable the anti-corruption think-tank (PACAC) engage with Nigerians in the Diaspora on issues relating to the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Among the issues raised in the meeting are Nigeria’s anti-corruption agenda including the collaboration with Diasporas on how to overcome challenges bedevilling recovery and return of stolen assets from Europe and other developed Countries.

Also, the meeting explored how to engage and mobilise international civil society advocacy in support of anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.
Finally, both teams discussed how Nigerians in the Diaspora can take advantage of the Whistleblower Policy and solicit support against the continuing challenge of illicit financial flows from commercial transactions.

In his remark, Hon. Ade Omole, who gave the closing remark assured the PACAC executives of UK Diaspora continued support in the war against corruption and offer of technical expertise and forensics consultants when needed.

The APC chieftain urged all Nigerians in the Diaspora to help and continue to offer their support in the anti-corruption war saying that if we do not kill corruption now, corruption will definitely kill Nigeria.