Several frontline anti-corruption spearheads across Africa have made the call for an end to corruption across the continent, describing it as a Resident Evil that stampedes growth amongst her constituent nations.
The salient call was made in Abuja during the Focus Africa award with the theme ‘Africa’s Transformational Journey.’
Speaking critically on the subject, Alhaji Buba Galadima, a politician who was former National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, party and one of the spokespersons of People’s Democratic Party, berated the spate of rising corruption across Nigeria and Africa at large.
He said in order to secure a better Africa, both the leaders and followers need to look inward to reform the mentality and state of affairs within the continent.
Also speaking at the event was Mr Ben Kaifala, Anti-corruption Head of the Republic of Sierra Leone, who called on African leaders to invest in prevention measures to fight corruption in the continent.
Kaifala said such measures required technology, resources and high earned consultancy to set them up, adding that prevention measures would reduce corruption by 60 per cent.
“Most African countries focus on the fire Brigade way of fighting corruption by arresting and detaining people when they have already stolen funds.
The host, Mr Sucex Bright, noted that Focus Africa Series was established to encourage dedicated entrepreneurs thriving in several industries and also to celebrate leaders with milestone achievements.
Bright said that these leaders have continued to raise the bar through their dedication, passion and resilience to build companies that have contributed to the growth of the economy in Africa.
He urged African to portray a good image of the continent and change the negative narrative about Africa.
Senator Dino Melaye, who was formerly representing Kogi West constituency, Mr Abubakar Kure, Managing Director Nirsal Microfinance Bank and many others received the awards for their different contribution to their community and Africa at large.
Kure thanked the organisers for the recognition saying, investment in youth has multiplied effect as it reduces poverty and insecurity.
He encouraged youths to login to the Nirsal portal and access the loan.
“Login into our portal and access our loan so as to upgrade our standard of living,’’ he said.
Focus Africa Series, one of Africa’s top leadership, business and entrepreneurship platforms, has presented awards of excellence to some prestigious individuals for their remarkable contribution to society.
The second edition of its magazine focus Africa Magazine’ was also launched and some of the awardees include the Goni Zakari who had continued to fight hunger in North-East Nigeria by feeding 1,000 almajiris since 2016 till date.
Others include Dr Mohamed Jalloh, vice President, Sierra Leone, Senator Dino Melaye, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, Dan Nwanyanwu, Chairman Zenith Labour Party, Dr Uchechukwu Ogar, Minister of State for Steel and Mines Development and many more.

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