The envoy said this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja.
His words: “Buhari presented the fight against corruption as his main priority objective and I think it is probably the main reason why he was elected.
“It is also the reason why he has become immediately so popular also abroad within the international community.
“Everybody is thinking this president is really willing this time to confront the problem of corruption.
“I think Buhari is really trying and trying very hard; it appears to me as a historical effort to fight corruption.’’
On the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram insurgency, the envoy said: “This brings us back to the question of corruption also. In the whole northern part of Nigeria, public services are in a very bad shape.
“Education and healthcare are in very bad shape and this is a problem of governance; resources have to be rededicated to restore public services in the whole northern Nigeria.”
“That is difficult now because unfortunately the revenues of Nigeria are down because of the oil price and destruction of oil pipelines,’’ he said.