Repatriation of stolen funds Taken Too Long, Buhari Tells International Community


President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations

Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to facilitate the faster recovery of

Nigeria's stolen wealth stashed abroad.
Receiving the Executive Secretary of UNODC, Mr Yury Fedotov, President

Buhari said that the process of recovering the stolen assets had “become

tedious'' to the consternation of many Nigerians.
“We are looking for more cooperation from the EU, United States, other

countries and international institutions to recover the nation's stolen

assets, particularly proceeds from the stolen crude oil.

“It is taking very long and Nigerians are becoming impatient,” the

President said.
President Buhari told Mr. Fedotov that his government has worked very hard

in the past 11 months to reverse the very negative global perception of

Nigeria on corruption.
“Our genuine efforts to deal with corruption and drugs have earned us

international respect and this has encouraged us to do more''.

“We know that by fighting the scourge of drugs and corruption and

rebuilding trustworthiness, integrity, good business practices, and

imposing discipline on youths to avoid drugs, we are not doing a favour to

the international community, we are doing a favour to ourselves, '' the

President said.
President Buhari also promised that his administration will work with the

UN agency to rehabilitate young Nigerians who have been misled into

consumption of illicit drugs and drug trafficking.
Mr. Fedotov told President Buhari that UNODC has chosen Nigerian as a pilot

country for support and strategic cooperation in the fight against drugs

and corruption.
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