Buhari in Mauritania, calls for repatriation of stolen assets without bottlenecks
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on countries where assets stolen from others are stashed to release them without the usual ‘technicalities and legal obstructions’.
Mr. Buhari who is in Nouakchott, Mauritania equally sought for participation amongst governments to effect quick releases of such assets.
“We must all collectively work to place high on the agenda the need for open and participatory government, as well as the repatriation of stolen assets without procedural technicalities and legal obstacles.
“The scourge of illicit financial flows continues to bite, eating back the gains and militating against the attainment of our aspirations under Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda,” the President said.