Ribadu begins working visit to Liberia

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has begun a one week working visit to Liberia. Mallam Ribadu arrived Monrovia on Monday, August 17, as a guest of the Government of Liberia, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday to the President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the Vice-President, as well as the Chief Justice of Liberia.

During his visit, Mallam Ribadu is expected to be briefed by heads of different government departments, agencies and institutions in Liberia. So far, he has been briefed by the Minister of Justice, the head of Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), the Inspector-General of the Liberia National Police, the Director of the General Auditing Commission (GAC), Minister of Public Works, and the Director of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

As part of his visit, Mallam Ribadu will address the Liberia Parliament; meet with media and civil society groups and development partners, including the World Bank and UNDP. He is expected to bring his experience and expertise to bear as Liberia seeks to tackle corruption and economic and financial crimes after years of civil war.

Mallam Ribadu’s visit will end on Friday, August 21, when he is expected to brief the President on the outcome of his fact-finding mission.

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