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Buhari gets major validation as Pope Francis declares support for anti-corruption campaign

Buhari gets major validation as Pope Francis declares support for anti-corruption campaign

Vatican pledges support for Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign

- The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has pledged the vatican’s support for President Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, via his direct representative to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Fillpazzi

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- Archbishop Fillpazzi stated that the holy father (Pope Francis) is interested in what corruption is, and how to address the challenge

- Fillpazi also stated that the Vatican was interested in assisting Nigeria to tackle its socio-economic problems, including how to develop the educational sector

The direct representative of Pope Francis to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Fillpazzi, has pledged the support of the Vatican for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign and the development of Nigeria’s educational sector, NAN reports.

Archbishop Fillpazzi who is the apostolic nuncio to Nigeria, Embassy of Holy See Vatican, made his comments during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja on Thursday, August 31.

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According to Fillpazzi, Pope Francis is interested in assisting Nigeria to tackle its socio-economic problems.

He said: “In the past and in the present, the Catholic Church has been part of development in education and social economic development, and we wish to continue.

“There is no intention to withdraw in this commitment because it is part of our faith and our religion.

“As it is indicated by the president and the diplomatic community, I think that the Catholic Church can do a lot, especially in addressing the problem which sometimes comes from lack of education and information.

“The church will be preaching the gospel and also do orientation to the society, to be an example and solution to the problem of corruption.

“Pope Francis is interested in what corruption is, and how to address the challenge.”

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Meanwhile, We previously reported that Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), stated that a lot needs to be done to revive the anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, as the cause is almost lost.

According to the EFCC boss, corruption was fighting back. However, he expressed optimism about the progress of the anti-corruption campaign.

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