President Muhammadu Buhari has requested help from the United Kingdom in the investigation of Nigerian fugitives who have fled to the United Kingdom in order to avoid facing corruption allegations pending against them.
This was disclosed by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Monday, in which he also disclosed that the President Buhari made this request during a bilateral meeting on Monday with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, regarding the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 holding in London.
It has been largely speculated that Nigerian fugitives are fond of fleeing Nigeria to the United Kingdom for solace and to conceal their loot.
Adesina quoting Buhari in the statement said;
“On the anti-corruption war, the President said though it was slow but painstaking, the cooperation of the National Crime Agency of UK was still needed, particularly in the investigation of fugitives from Nigeria finding accommodation in the United Kingdom.”
He also discloPressed that President Buhari relayed to the Prime Minister, the progress which his administration has made in various sectors in Nigeria which also included Agricultural development that has resulted in self-sufficiency in rice production and consumption and other grains.
Spoking on the war against insurgency, President Buhari mention that progress has been recorded in “the disabuse of the minds of the people on the true philosophy of Boko Haram.” However, challenges still persist in the area of resettling internally displaced persons by Boko Haram.
“We have a long history with the British military, and we are collaborating,”