Ribadu Moves To Kabul, Afghanistan To Fight Corruption

Nuhu Ribadu
By Saharareporters, New York

Nuhu Ribadu, the presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria and former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has quietly relocated to Afghanistan to assume duties as a member of the Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in that country.

Ribadu was appointed to the position by the United Nation's Department for International Development (DFID) in Afghanistan, in December 2010.

The former EFCC boss started work in Kabul last week. His schedule will take him between the cities of Kabul and Kandahar on a regular basis.

Text of Team Ribadu's Press statement:

The Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, today begins a three-week country governance audit of Afghanistan as part of a six-man international monitoring team set up by the United Nations under the “Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee.”

 Mr. Ribadu left Nigeria for Afghanistan last Tuesday, May 3; joined five other team members in Dubai; and traveled into Kabul at the weekend where they are expected to fine-tune the strategy of curbing corruption in the troubled country.

The committee’s duties, according to briefing papers from the Department of Foreign International Development, DFID, and the United Nations Development Programme office, include a review of the social, political, economic and cultural conditions giving life to corruption in the country, which they tag “drivers of corruption,” and a sustainable proposal on how to curb the crime and moral ill that has ravaged the image and international standing of the conflict ridden country.

Aside from offering best “approach and principles” of fighting corruption, on a legal basis”, the monitoring team, according to its mandate, is also expected to propose ways of ensuring that international aid and development financing to Afghanistan meets with the country’s “national priorities.”

Afghanistan (ranked 176th) is the third most corrupt country, with a CPI (corruption perception index) of 1.4 according to Transparency International, with only Somalia (178) and Myanmar (176) ranked worst. Nigeria is ranked 134 with a CPI of 2.4 among the 178 countries ranked

Members of the committee who were appointed late last year commenced work on April 21 with a teleconference on the task at hand and how to achieve their mission.

The monitoring and evaluation is expected to help the Afghanistan government in its fight against corruption and also guide the international community on how best to relate with the country.

Though the committee is expected to complete its work in two years, media aide to Mallam Ribadu, Ibrahim Modibbo, said that the task will not affect Mr. Ribadu’s national priorities and his continued commitment to the growth and development of Nigeria.

“It is Mr. Ribadu contribution to the global fight against corruption that has gotten him this recognition. This will however not deter him from playing his roles as a responsible citizen and political leader in our country.”

“You know, his party, the ACN, controls six states and Mr. Ribadu will do all he can to ensure that the governors of those six states bring the dividends of democracy to their people in order to let Nigerians know that the ACN is the best party to rule the country” he added.
 

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MORE THAN SAFE JOURNEY

I not only wish Ribadu safe journey but pray that he comes back in one piece. There is so much talk about Ribadu as the best anti-corruption czar. Pray tell me why some governors who were manifestly corrupt went away with their loot. There is strong evidence that one of them funnelled money through a professional colleague in the former cabinet so as to be let off the hook. The ex-minister has now become an expert in Jonathan bashing. What is the salary of the Chairman of EFCC? Where did Ribadu get money from to sustain his stay overseas for that length of time? Anti- corruption czar indeed! Make we hear beta tory' abeg.

safe journey

wishing u a vry saf jony

Good bye, goodluck and

Good bye, goodluck and patience to you Mallam Nuhu Ribadu try not to get blown up.

Good bye, goodluck and

Good bye, goodluck and patience to you Mallam Nuhu Ribadu try not to get blown up.

God Bless Ribadu

I am not in your Party but i personally love your work and all you've done in the past to fight against those bad leaders that are bringing us back.May the Lord help you in this mission.Be focus you'll get to where you are destined to be.

God Bless Ribadu

I am not in your Party but i personally love your work and all you've done in the past to fight against those bad leaders that are bringing us back.May the Lord help you in this mission.Be focus you'll get to where you are destined to be.

frank williams you are unreasonable

The man is on his way to Afghanistan, he stops in Dubai to meet up with his peers, do you know what he will need for his sojurn in that dangerous part of the world....so what is bad if he had to do some shopping for stuff he needs....you remind me of the type of people Oliver North reffered to as "BOZO'S"....QUOTE OLIE NORTH "my mission is to rid this world of Bozo's one at a time.You get a lot of thanks , when this task is done well.There are endless opportunities..".You are nothing short of a BOZO....you come here to cast doubt about the integrity of Nuhu Ribadu, I bet you will praise Okotie Eboh,Ibori and Alam's(3 other Bozo's like you).You are a BOZO.The world especially Nigeria is better of without the likes of you or your "friend in Dubai"...if he exists at all.

@Core Igboman & Atomi pen

I normally have a lot to say on everything but the comments by both of you leave me totally speechless.
Other readers have made comments on both of you so please read those comments and learn to be human. Core Igboman, you demonstrate the decline & fall of the igbo race - you are illiterate, ignorant, foolish, dumb, backward, okija like, scum and a disgrace to all humanity.

Ribadu in dubai shopping as usual

Waooooooooooooooooo my friend saw ribadu in Dubai shopping as never before in Dubai.

Great man

A great man will never hide because his good deeds will expose him,Ribadu, you are a great man,please remain focus,one day Nigeria will appeciate u,join hands and help the new government to rejuvenate Nigeria to a gerater height because you are a good man with a great wisdom.may God be above you to bless you,may God be behind,beside and before u to protect you.May the peacer of the Lord be with you Always.

im happy for Nuhu Ribadu

I rejoice wit mallam Nuhu Ribadu on his appointment. May Allah be wit him & guide him to carry out d mission successfully.
As for those idiots abusing him, u wil be in one place without any progress bcoz as we can all see, God is strongly behind Nuhu Ribadu. Who dare on dis earth block his way?

im happy for Nuhu Ribadu

I rejoice wit mallam Nuhu Ribadu on his appointment. May Allah be wit him & guide him to carry out d mission successfully.
As for those idiots abusing him, u wil be in one place without any progress bcoz as we can all see, God is strongly behind Nuhu Ribadu. Who dare on dis earth block his way?

Allah Be With You

May Allah be with you (Ribadu) on your new mission to get the world reed of bad rubbish. When our Lord Jesus was rejected by the jews, he sent his Apostolic workers to the Gentiles.

PLS SHUT UP

You are as deluded as Buhari your mentor. Little wonder you speak like him- arrogant, self-righteous, murderous and insensitive

CONGRATS!

Please does anyone know Mr Ribadu personally? His new posting sounds challenging and interesting. I would like to work with him and his team on this.
Please if anyone can help me contact him, I will appreciate it.
Thanks

@Atomi-pen

Please be civil in ur language.Why should u regard some people as fools?Being entitled to ur own opinion does not make others fools.Do u know who and where these comments reach?From ur comments it looks like u've not been exposed much to the outside world as u claim.The UNDP u worked with for years is that how u were taught to insult people online or is that how u were brouht up at home?If u are given the EFCC job as the head,Ribadu will be far better than u.

you are a wicked person

you are a wicked person

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Hey please does anyone here have his contact - the appointment sounds interesting and i will love 2 work with him on this one.

Qualified Nigerian Leaders

I know Ribadu did a good job as the EFCC chief, but I think if he had won the presidential election , he might have been under the influence of OBJ regardless. Now, Buhari from what I have learnt about him so far would not be afraid of any body as a president. Every of his political opponents has talked about him been authoritarian, rigid ,uncompromising and conservative, but I have never heard of anybody accusing him of ever been corrupt. The man has held certain positions in this country without touching govt. money that other nigerians held( and became instant looting billonaires).Inspite of all his little faults , I'll prefer an eight year rule by Buhari than any other person in Nigeria at this time. Unfortunately , religious and ethnic bigotry somehow messes up our chances of ever attaining great heights in this globe. I rest my case.

NUHU RIBADU

Some fools should know that employment with United Nations is as easy as bread and tea, what's special with Ribadu appointments, it was JUST A SOFT LANDING FOR HIM TO FEED, i did serve with UNDP for many years as blue element, i hope he's not trying to join the Taliban, i believe that UN have,nt identify him as one of the most corrupt citizen in nigeria and lawlesness, they may chop is hand in Khandahar

Wetin sef?

We no value wetin we get so people wey value am take am.No body good for Nigeria for our eye.We don critisize so tey we dey confused on wetin we actually want.Ribadu no good,ok!He don get international job now wetin una want again?Make e dey dey listen 2 una unwanted comments?We no dey like thruth my people.I no go lie,we no actually know wetin we want.Who u wan mention wey don serve Nija wey we no go call bad names?Untill we learn to face the truth and embrace it irrespective of tribe,religeon or political party our dream for one Nigeria in peace,progress in a viable democracy will still be a mirage.

You have a lot to worry about than Nuhu Ribadu's Appointment.

Wait till you see  Gej's new ministerial list  you will all be shocked  for what you voted for, it is going to be bussiness as usual  'am afraid.  The old fools are coming back to his new cabinet, people that's been failing nigeria for years are on their way back to the govt, as an insider this is the latest info get ready to cry for nigeria.

You have a lot to worry about than Nuhu Ribadu's Appointment.

Wait till you see  Gej's new ministerial list  you will all be shocked  for what you voted for, it is going to be bussiness as usual  'am afraid.  The old fools are coming back to his new cabinet, people that's been failing nigeria for years are on their way back to the govt, as an insider this is the latest info get ready to cry for nigeria.

Good Radiance Ribadu.

Ribadu,you such a brilliant chap. You are trouble or ruffled by the election outcome. You don't seem to want to draw anyone into political mud and i see no blood stains in your hands. You are much better than that beast that has a good face but a bad heart for Nigeria and her people.
Go man,God is with you. You will be President soon. You wont die there in Jesus name.

I always thought that dude

I always thought that dude was a Taliban.

obj game

is this the Ribadu of obj or of Nigeria?
he is not patriotic as claim. he has not picked-up his pieces of the nation just concluded elections he conceded to favor badluck jonathan but has ran into the kingdom of taliban like his brother abdulmutalab who only was resigning from his banking management loot to sponsor his son for a deadly mission. so i also feel odasanjo has confused this man called Ribadu before yardua exit. this confirms that no one among the Nigeria recent presidential aspirants can match Buhari's discipline, to actually drive Nigeria to her deserve platform.
the end will always justifies the means, as ribadu, obj and babangida political game comes to end soonext.

The few sane people in the country

Most commentators are simply sick, Ribadu is one of the few sane people left in that mess called Nigeria, he should be celebrated....you idiots!

@coreigboman you are fool that writes without sense, it's a pity

you make no sense, bad belle villager maybe you use to be one of the 419ers ribadu put out of bussiness when he was the efcc chairman.

DFID not UN but British department

Haba Sahara Reporters! DFID is not a United Nations Department but a British Government's Department for International Development. Please always get your facts right otherwise you will be misleading your readers and lose credibility.

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