African countries need to pay the cost for fighting corruption so the continent can experience transformation, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama.
Onyeama said this at the 33rd Session of Executive Council of African Union in Mauritania.
According to him, “there is need to constantly promote a culture of transparency, credibility and accountability on the continent.
“The cost of winning the fight against corruption is a price that must be paid by all African countries and governments.
“We are convinced that with greater determination and renewed political will, coupled with the required moral obligation and continued support of all Africans, we all will triumph over corruption.”
He added that “so far, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to sustain the anti-corruption fight to ensure Africa’s transformation.
“More anti-corruption activities are lined up to be hosted after this summit in Nouakchott in the second half of the year.
“To this effect, the Champion-Leader for the annual theme will convene the African Youth congress in Abuja in the next quarter.”