Anit-graft war: Buhari seeks extradition of Nigerian fugitives from UK/

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the British government to joined the country’s push to end corruption by ensuring deportation of those who fled to UK while undergoing corruption trials in Nigeria.

Buhari made the call on Monday during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 taking place in London.

According a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari urged the UK to launch investigation aimed at uncovering those facing trial in Nigeria but hiding in the country.

The statement read: “On the anti-corruption war, the President said though it was slow but painstaking, the cooperation of the National Crime Agency of UK was still needed, particularly in the investigation of fugitives from Nigeria finding accommodation in the United Kingdom.”

He went on to talk about several feats recorded by his government since inception in 2015, noting under his watch, the country has recorded massive boost in its push for self-sufficiency in food production.

The statement further quoted the president has stating his government had recorded much progress with fight against insurgency, noting, “with the disabuse of the minds of the people on the true philosophy of Boko Haram.”

He however, admitted challenges resettling those displaced by the lingering war as a major challenge of the insurgency fight.

He said: “We have a long history with the British military, and we are collaborating.”

On his part, the British Prime Minister called on Buhari to ensure continuation of his stated achievements, reiterating its government's support for Nigeria in the fight against graft by engaging the National Crime Agency.