By Biola Lawal
Abuja: Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa is scheduled to address world leaders at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in New York.
Bawa is billed to address the August on Friday, September 23, 2022 on issues of food security response, illicit financial flows and asset returns.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head Media and Publicity disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement made available to Flowerbudnews in Abuja.
Specifically, Bawa will be speaking on: “Food Security Response: Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Securing Asset Returns for Sustainable Development”, organised by the EFCC and African Union Development Agency, AUDA- New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD/African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM.
The event is organised as a valedictory session for President Muhammadu Buhari, in consolidation of his legacy as the African Anti-Corruption Champion and other achievements in his tenure.
This High Level Side Event is expected to feature the participation of global and African Heads of State, ministers, heads of ministries, departments and agencies, captains of industries, representatives of national and international anti-graft agencies, representatives of national and international revenue and tax authorities, officials of AUDA-NEPAD/APRM member states, ministers, coordinators and other relevant African Union Agencies.
Others expected are, representatives of relevant United Nations Agencies, financial institutions and development partners, representatives of Inter- Governmental Organisations including the European Union, EU, and representatives of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs.
The 77th UNGA, themed: “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”, presents opportunities for unprecedented and urgent global cooperation among nations, where world leaders debate and consider global actions for collective and sustainable solutions to common problems, particularly food insecurity, humanitarian and climate change challenges as well as worsening inequality in per capita income. (Flowerbudnews)