President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to facilitate the faster recovery of Nigeria’s stolen wealth stashed abroad. A statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the President made the call when he received the Executive Secretary of UNODC, Mr Yury Fedotov, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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,’’ he said.