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    US appoints Nigerian cleric to its anti-corruption committee

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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    In its efforts to give support to the federal government of Nigeria on the ongoing fight against corruption, the United States government has appointed Bishop Emmah Isong, the South-South vice chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) as member of its US Embassy Anti-Corruption Committee.

    Isong who is the founder of Christians Central Chapel International in Calabar said the appointment, officially communicated to him by the US embassy in Nigeria, coincided with his 52nd birthday anniversary which was graced by the Speakers of Cross River and Akwa Ibom States Houses of Assembly and their legislators.

    According to the Nigerian cleric, the appointment may have come to him following his stout stance against corruption in the country.

    He said as member of the US embassy anti-corruption committee his job would be to draw up modalities and advise the US government on ways to complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts against corruption.

    On his involvement in the anti-corruption war, the Bishop said, “I decided to wade into the fight against corruption because it has become endemic in my country, Africa and the world over. If we do not hit hard, it may destroy the next generation. So our intention is to protect posterity by fighting corruption. Corruption has no religion, colour, age and tribe. However, we must not use it as a political vendetta. The purpose of the fight should be to enhance economic development.”


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