The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), stated  when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to defend the ministry’s budget estimates for 2017, on Thursday evening   that Federal Government is set to repatriate more loots kept in foreign countries by corrupt Nigerians this year.


The minister said Nigeria’s government was expecting the recovery of €6.3m from Ireland, $600m from the United Kingdom and £321m from Switzerland in 2017 alone.


He lamented absence of provision for the capital expenditure of the ministry in the 2016 Appropriation Act which greatly limited the ministry’s ability to make extensive recoveries. In his words…“We have a lot of international recovery that are supposed to be captured in jurisdictions like the United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Panama, among others.


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