The Presidency has on Monday explained the reasons for President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips, disclosing that the trips were aimed at recovering Nigeria’s looted funds.
Mallam Garba Shehu, Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity disclosed this while addressing the State House correspondents.
President Buhari who had been in Kenya and Ethiopia last week will on Tuesday travel to France and Britain.
Mallam Garba continued that so far, the President had during his trips successfully secured agreements with various countries on recovery and repatriation of the stolen funds.
He further said; “You also see gradually the strategic efforts to go after the stolen funds abroad. The UAE is very important to the country.
“Don’t be surprised that in the coming week or two, you will see high level security officials leaving Nigeria for the UAE to begin to give expression to our wish to enjoy this new cooperation between the two countries with a view to recovering stolen assets.
“There are numerous agreements we have also signed with them; drugs, human trafficking and stolen assets that have been stolen abroad.
“So, the President want to make it difficult for people, even when then steal from Nigeria, there would probably be no hiding place for stolen assets,”