President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki who visited him at the State House, Abuja.

“President @MBuhari received former President of South Africa, Mr Thabo Mbeki during a courtesy visit at the State House, Abuja,” according to the Presidency.

Buhari expressed satisfaction with Mbeki for promoting Africa and pledged Nigeria’s continued support to him.

“Nigeria is pleased with what he is accomplishing for the continent,and we will continue to fully support him in this assignment,” Buhari told Mbeki.

He reminded Mbeki of his stance on the fight against corruption, saying it is “non-negotiable”.

“Let me reiterate that fighting corruption is non-negotiable for our administration. It is one of the reasons we got elected, and we cannot afford to let Nigerians down. When we tackle corruption we free up resources for investment in infrastructure and development.”

Mbeki was in Abuja in his capacity as Head of African Union, AU High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.

The Panel is made up 10 African countries at the forefront of stopping the illicit expatriation of funds from Africa, a situation that has been blamed for the high rate of poverty on the continent.

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