Many have been criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari for too many oversea trips since he assumed the presidency barely a years ago, but those trips are not just for fluke or fun making. The last trip to the United Kingdom where he attended the anti-corruption summit has yielded a positive result at the United States government has vowed and prepared to return $350 million dollars stolen by some anonymous Nigerian army generals, report by Punch Newspaper suggests
As reported by our source, the United States government has reassured the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that it would return at least $350m of stolen money from Nigeria.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made this pledge during the Anti-corruption Summit Plenary at Lancaster House London, United Kingdom.
He said, “This money goes somewhere, folks. When I read that tens of billions of dollars were stolen from President (Muhammadu) Buhari’s country by generals and put into other nations, some of it in our country – and we are now working to restore $350 million back, and there’s more to be restored to the people.
“And every one of those million dollars that comes back to a country is the opportunity to provide a desk and a chair and school and shelter and health care and meet the needs of nations. That is why we organise ourselves in the world around rule of law and in an effort to try to provide for our citizens,”
According to him, criminal activity is a destroyer of nation-states because it contributes to drug trafficking and arms smuggling.
Prior to the summit, a gaffe by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron has stirred a rife criticism, when he tagged Nigeria and Afganistan as 'Fantastically Corrupt Nations'. Many Nigerians pressured on the Mr. President to shun the UK summit over the comment. But Buhari, on the contrary, went for the summit. He even refused to demand an apology from Cameron, but rather asked for the repatriation of monies stolen by 'fantastically corrupt' Nigerians. The result of Buhari's wisdom is what we are seeing today