According to BBC Africa, the United States and other countries have agreed to help Nigeria recover money stolen from the government, President Muhammadu Buhari recently said. The new president who said on Tuesday that the country’s treasury was “virtually empty” has also vowed to recover billions of dollars “stolen” under previous administrations.
One of the president’s major task after winning the historic March election was to tackle corruption, which is seen as one of the country’s biggest problems.
Although Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer but much of the revenue is said to be stolen and/or diverted to private pockets.
“The days of impunity and lack of accountability are over,” he told a meeting of state governors on Tuesday.
The President also said Nigeria would get the “facts and the figures to help us recover our stolen funds in foreign countries,” over the next three months.
Buhari however did not specify which other countries had agreed to help recover the money.