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Malami Jets Out To US To Sign Pact For Repatriation Of $321m Looted Assets

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

A statement the minister’s media aide, Dr Umar Gwandu on Sunday said Malami will, at the meeting, sign a tripartite agreement with Nigeria, the Island of New Jersey and the United States of America for repatriation of $321 million looted assets, as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to recover more stolen funds stashed abroad.

According to the statement, the meeting, which is an annual event between Nigeria and United States of America is aimed at reviewing bilateral relationship and taking necessary steps to advance mutual interest in all diplomatic areas among the two countries.

According to the minister, the meeting is not an adhoc event for addressing impromptu concerns, but a friendly bi-national meeting that holds annually devoid of intervening concerns or relating to the internal affairs of the participating states.

Apart from Malami, Nigerian government delegation also expected to be part of the meeting included Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd); Minister of Foreign Affairs; Geoffrey Onyeama, National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) as well as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Faruk.

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