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Nigerian President Muhammed Buhari has offered to help Ghana tackled the menance of corruption in the West African country.  The Nigerian President said this at the 61st Anniversary of Ghana's independence where he was a special guest. 

This hasn't gone well with many Nigerians and even Ghanians who find it ironic given the global perception of corruption as regards both countries. 

In the recent International transparency rating, Nigeria is rated 148 among the 180 countries on transparency international's CPI (Corruption Perception Index), while Ghana, was on the 81st position. 

From the above data, the indignation seems justified. But did Buhari actually offer to help Ghana tackle corruption in the country? 

Thos was what he said: "Your Excellency can be assured that you have a good partner in me as I look forward to any form of collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana in tackling the menace of endemic corruption.

“From Nigeria, I have watched closely your achievements, ranging from your ingenious approach to creating jobs for the teeming youths through various initiatives, including the repositioning of agriculture for modern farming, ‘Farming for Jobs and Food’, Senior High School (SHS) free education, One-District-One-Factory, and One-Village-One-Dam as well as the improvement being recorded in the Republic’s macroeconomic indicators.
“All these efforts, I am aware, have made Ghana to become a good destination for foreign direct investment just like Nigeria. Accept my congratulations!
“I congratulate both the government and the Parliament for the quick passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act and its signing into law."  
You can deduce what you want from the statement, but I doubt Buhari was specifically asking to help the fellow president to tackle corruption. He assured him the Nigerian Government would be willing partner to fight the scurge that is corruption in the region. 

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