From JAMES AWANO, Abuja
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is scheduled to attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, (OECD’s) Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum holding in Paris this week from March 30-31.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande said that due to effect of corruption and abuse of public office on democracies, the OECD forum will bring together global leaders, Government ministers, business leaders and civil society representatives.
Issues to be discuss include the cost to society of corruption, the use of political donations to buy influence, developments in corporate liability for graft, and the role of export controls to counter bribery.
The Vice President who is one of the featured speakers at the global conference was billed to leave Abuja Wednesday night after participating in the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
During the conference, Prof. Osinbajo would hold bilateral talks with the Secretary-General of the organization Angel Gurria to review and explore relationship between Nigeria and the body including how to further strengthen mutual cooperation in the areas such as good governance, integrity and anti-corruption efforts.
Founded in 1961, OECD’s mission includes the attainment of global economic development through supporting sustainable economic growth, boosting employment, raising living standards, contributing to the growth of world trade and maintaining financial stability among other objectives.
While in Paris, the Vice President will also hold a number of meetings with the French Minister Mr. Bernard Cazeneuve.
He is expected back in Abuja at the weekend.