Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria has reacted to the travel ban place on 50 high profile Nigerians who are accused of corruption and malfeasance

Speaking during an interview with Channels, Arkwright said implementation of the order will help tackle corruption in Nigeria.

Arkwright said the activation of the executive order six was very imperative in the federal government’s fight against corruption.

He was quoted as saying “I’ve heard that this is an anti-corruption measure, it’s not for me to say who should or should not be on the list.

“But what I would say is that it’s very important in continuing this fight against corruption and rooting out corruption where it is happening.”

On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such assets.

Sequel to recent court judgement affirming the legality of the order, the president directed that some 50 Nigerians should be placed on watch list.

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had said those affected will be restricted from travelling abroad pending the determination of the corruption cases against them.

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