Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has endorsed the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that it is important for rooting out corruption in the country.
The envoy in an interview with Channels TV on Monday noted that the order would assist in the fight against graft in the country.
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”.
Arkwright, however, refrained from commenting on the travel ban on 50 Nigerians by the Federal Government.
He stressed the need for peaceful and credible elections in 2019, adding that free, fair and credible election was important for political stability in the country.
The high commissioner said that meeting with political candidates was necessary to discuss expectations for the 2019 polls. (Punch)