n African Renaissance - Fighting the scourge from abroad : anti-corruption war in Nigeria's foreign policy under the Buhari Administration, 2015 to 2019

Volume 16 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305



Anti-graft war represents a major policy thrust of the Buhari-led administration. Perhaps, given the many high-profile cases involving politically-exposed persons pursued by the government, the anti-corruption programme has been more studied from domestic angles. However, analysing the programme from a domestic angle limits an elaborate analysis of the anti-corruption programme given that the government also employs an international approach, through the instrumentality of foreign policy, to achieve its objectives. The paper aims to evaluate the international dimension of the anti-corruption programme in the first term of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari (2015 to 2019). The article analyses the anti-corruption goals and strategies in foreign policy and further identifies the outcomes of the strategies. The article enumerates constraints obstructing the government‘s realisation of its anti-corruption goals.

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