New British Envoy Calls For More National Discourse On Corruption

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Updated January 18, 2013

The new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock has appealed to Nigerians to engage in more national debates where challenges of corruption and good governance can be addressed.

The envoy noted that there is no magic process to eradicate corruption from the society, “Nigerians can raise the intensity of these issues through more national conversations and also insists on equitable distribution.”

Mr Pocock made this known while speaking during his first media parley with diplomatic correspondents in Abuja following his assumption of office as the British High Commissioner to Nigeria.

He said the key areas of focus is to increase British Nigeria trade from what it is at present and also for Britain to play a more active role in tackling terrorism within Nigeria and the West-African sub-region.