Buhari’s Foreign Trips Are For the Good of Nigerians, says Presidency
The Presidency on Monday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips are not jamboree but for the good of the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja.
According to him, the need to block all safe havens for looted funds from Nigeria was at the heart of the President on his trips outside the country.
Buhari’s trips abroad, he said, have succeeded in making his administration secure agreements and understanding with various countries on recovery and repatriation of stolen funds.
He said that 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 see 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 assets that have been stolen abroad. So, the President wants to make it difficult for people, even when they steal from Nigeria, there would probably be no hiding place for stolen assets,” he added.