President Muhammadu Buhari
- As Swiss authorities pledge to speed up efforts to return millions of dollars to Nigeria
Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Britain, Switzerland and countries to speed up the processes of investigation, prosecution and repatriation of Nigerian funds stolen by corrupt public officials and their accomplices.
The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, however applauded the renewed support from Britain and Switzerland for the recovery and repatriation of public funds stolen from Nigeria.
At separate audiences with the new British and Swiss Ambassadors, who were at the Presidential Villa to present their letters of credence, Buhari noted that British, Swiss and other foreign anti-crime agencies had already given his administration much help with relevant information and intelligence on public funds that were stolen and illegally transferred to personal bank accounts by officials of past administrations.
The president therefore called for the speeding up of the processes of investigation, prosecution and repatriation of Nigerian funds stolen by corrupt public officials and their accomplices.