Buhari made the call at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking in separate audiences with the new British and Swiss Ambassadors Paul Arkwright and Eric Mayoraz respectively
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Britain and Switzerland to speed up the processes of investigation and prosecution of corrupt former Nigerian officials and their accomplices as well as repatriation of the stolen funds.
Buhari made the call at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking in separate audiences with the new British and Swiss Ambassadors Paul Arkwright and Eric Mayoraz respectively.
The two ambassadors were at the Presidential Villa to present their letters of credence to President Buhari.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as applauding the renewed support from Britain and Switzerland for the recovery and repatriation of public funds stolen from Nigeria.
Adesina said Buhari noted that British, Swiss and other foreign anti-crime agencies had already given his administration much help with relevant information and intelligence on public funds that were stolen and illegally transferred to personal bank accounts by officials of past administrations.
“Switzerland and Britain have been very helpful indeed in the recovery of our assets. But we must build on what we have started.
“It is also important to send a signal to the elite that it is no longer business as usual. I personally appreciate the efforts of Prime Minister David Cameron on this issue,” Buhari was quoted as saying.