President Muhammadu Buhari received in audience United States Secretary of State Hon. John Kerry at about 3.08 pm on Tuesday in Abuja.
While in Sokoto, Kerry met the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
Exchanging views with the Sultan, the U.S. Secretary of State, remarked that the world lost 2.6 trillion dollars to corruption annually.
According to him, the money being lost to corruption across the world, is enough to provide decent livelihood for people.”This is money that can be used to improve the living standard and provide decent livelihoods for them.
”Corruption is not only a crime, but very dangerous and it must be tamed,” he said.
he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for fighting the corruption, pointing out that corrupt officials, anywhere in the world, were crooks.
He said Buhari understood the danger of corruption in a country, and that Nigeria was already a regional leader in the fight against corruption.
”Nigeria is also a role model in the ongoing global efforts to fight corruption,” Kerry said.
He acknowledged measures being applied by the Federal Government to entrench morality, transparency, honesty and good governance in the country.