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FG, U.S. to Sign pact on repatriation of $321m

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami departed Nigeria to attend a three-day meeting of the United States-Nigeria Bi-national Commission in Washington DC.

At the meeting, the AGF is expected to, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sign a tripartite agreement with Nigeria, the Island of New Jersey and the United States of America for repatriation of $321m looted assets, as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to recover more stolen funds stashed abroad.

In a statement on Sunday by the spokesman to Malami, Umar Gwandu, the meeting is an annual event between Nigeria and the United States of America aimed at reviewing bilateral relationship and taking necessary steps to advance mutual interest in all diplomatic areas among the two countries.

Other federal government attending the event includes Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd), Minister of Foreign Affairs; Geoffrey Onyeama, National Security Adviser; Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) as well as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; Sadiya Umar Faruk.

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