Buhari Opens Escrow Account for Money Recovered From Treasury Looters

Buhari in Paris

The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday mentioned that an Escrow account has been opened for money recovered from treasury looters.

According to him, no sincere Nigerian will fail to recognise the courage of the President to tackle corruption in a country where impunity was once celebrated.

“He (Buhari) is making good strides towards improving governance by tackling corruption. Till date, a good number of persons believed to have collectively stolen billions from taxpayers have been arrested and are facing the courts.

“We are working with our allies across the world from Britain and America to France and Germany to China and the UAE to source, locate and repatriate misappropriated funds.

“So far, an escrow account has been opened for money that is being returned. This is only the start. The return of stolen funds is important, but it is just as critical to ensure that those who seek to steal realise that no longer will there be such impunity in Nigeria.”

He said Buhari’s war against corruption and terrorism had become a template for Africa and the rest of the world.

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