Chairman of Nigeria’s anti-graft Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has been nominated as the country’s candidate for election into the African Union’s Advisory Board on Corruption.
The nomination was conveyed to Ribadu in a letter sent to him by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Michael Aondoaaka, following a request for nomination by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
”I have been directed to inform you that the African Union Convention on the Prevention and Combating Corruption, which was adopted in Maputo, Mozambique, in July 2003 entered into force on August 5, 2006.
”The African Union Commission will therefore be conducting election of the members of the Advisory Board on Corruption during the 12th session of the executive council, scheduled for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2008.
”I am to inform you that in recognition of your untiring efforts and contributions to the anti-corruption war in the country, the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation intends to nominate you as Nigeria’s candidate for membership of the Advisory Board,” the letter said.