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FG partners other countries on asset recovery

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), yesterday said Nigeria is collaborating with various other jurisdictions in its efforts to recovery stolen assets stashed abroad.


Malami made this known at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) holding in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.


According a statement by Malami’s media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu, the AGF disclosed that: “With Pakistan, State of Palestine, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Kenya, Nigeria submitted a draft resolution entitled “Enhancing access to and the use of Beneficial Ownership Information to facilitate the identification, recovery and return of assets”, to further highlight the importance of beneficial ownership transparency.


Malami said: “We have continued to make significant progress in our efforts to prevent and combat corruption, block leakages and recover our stolen assets.”

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