Paul Arkwright.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, believes the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is important for rooting out corruption in the country.

In an interview with Channels TV on Monday, Arkwright noted that the order would assist in the fight against graft in the country.

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He said, “I’ve heard that this is an anti-corruption measure, it’s not for me to say who should or should not be on the list. But what I would say is that it’s very important in continuing this fight against corruption and rooting out corruption where it is happening”.

However, the envoy avoided commenting on the travel ban on 50 Nigerians by the Federal Government.

He talked about the need for peaceful and credible elections in 2019, adding that free, fair and credible election was important for political stability in the country.

He also said that meeting with political candidates was necessary to discuss expectations for the 2019 polls.