Buhari’s foreign trips in the interest of the nation – Presidency


Buhari’s foreign trips in the interest of the nation – Presidency
By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
The Presidency on Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips are not jamboree, adding that they are in the best interest of the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, stated this position in an interaction with State House correspondents in Abuja.
He argued that the need to block all safe havens for looted funds from Nigeria was at the heart of the President as he made his trips outside the country.
Buhari’s trips abroad, he said, had succeeded in making his administration secure agreements and understanding with various countries on recovery and repatriation of stolen funds.
According to him, top security officials in the country would, in the next one week, travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to further actualize an agreement on recovery and repatriation of stolen funds.
He said “You also see gradually the strategic efforts to go after the stolen funds abroad. The UAE is very important to the country.
“Don’t be surprised that in the coming week or two, you will have high level security officials leaving Nigeria for the UAE to begin to give expression to our wish to enjoy this new cooperation between the two countries with a view to recovering  stolen assets.
“There are numerous agreements we have also signed with them. Drugs, human trafficking and stolen assets that have been stolen abroad. So, the President wants to make it difficult for people, even when then steal from Nigeria, there would probably be no hiding place for stolen assets” he added.


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