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Former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki has said corruption was an African challenge that must be dealt with.

Mbeki made this known on Thursday when a paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

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He expressed delight that Buhari touches on the issue in most of his speeches, with the most recent being at the United Nations General Assembly last week.

“We are pleased with the way you take up the matter. Countries need the political will to stop the illicit flow. Nigeria has shown a good example.

“The more we are showing that we are acting as Africans, the easier to get the rest of the world to cooperate,” the former president said.

Speaking, Buhari insisted that the anti-graft war was a must for him because that was one of the reasons he was elected.

The president stated that since his electoral promises to Nigerians included fighting corruption, he could not afford to let the people down.

“fighting corruption is non-negotiable. It is a must.

“We must fight corruption frontally because it’s one of the reasons we got elected.

“We campaigned on three fundamental issues; security, reviving the economy, and fight against corruption. It’s the reason we got elected, and we can’t afford to let our people down,” Buhari said.