President Buhari Vows To Retrieve Stolen Funds
President Muhammadu Buhari hinted yesterday evening that his administration had received firm assurances from the United States and other countries that they would help Nigeria in recovering and repatriating funds stolen from the country.
Buhari who disclosed this when he met with members of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar, said with this development, the ball was now in Nigeria's court to provide the international community with the facts and figures needed to drive the recovery effort.
"In the next three months, our administration will be busy getting those facts and the figures to help us recover our stolen funds in foreign countries", the president told the traditional rulers.
Using the report submitted by the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee as an instance, the president said that several revenue-generating institutions in the country had been compromised, leading to a weak economy.
Acknowledging that Nigerians expected a lot from his administration, the president appealed for patience and understanding while his government worked diligently to speedily overcome the huge national challenges it inherited.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari also told the royal fathers that they could also play a key role in the war against Boko Haram by assisting the government with intelligence.
Earlier, the Sultan had presented recommendations by the northern monarchs on issues related to national development to the president.