- Abubakar Malami is calling on civil groups to monitor how the FG will use Abacha’s recovered loot
- The minister of justice noted it is important for the people to be involved in the monitoring process of the funds
- The federal government had earlier revealed how it is planning to spend the recovered looted funds
Civil society organizations and Nigerians have been urged by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami to be involved in monitoring how Abacha’s recovered loot will be used.
This advice from the minister of justice came after a tripartite agreement on the recovery of over $300m looted funds was signed by Nigeria, the United States of America and the Government of Jersey.
According to Channels TV, the AGF stressed how important it is for the people to be involved in monitoring how the recovered funds are used in the implementation of key infrastructure projects.
Malami in a statement on Tuesday, February 4, said the funds will expedite the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kano Road, and the Second Niger Bridge.
A monitoring team is set to be established by the Nigerian federal government to oversee the implementation of the projects.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government revealed that it is spending the recovered looted funds by the late former head of state, General Sani Abacha, on addressing the troubles of poor Nigerians.
Maryam Uwais, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on social investments disclosed this at a public function in Port Harcourt, Rivers, on Monday, October 21.
Uwais said that between August/September 2018 and September/October payment 2019, the total cumulative amount disbursed from the Abacha loot is $76,538,530 and $27,099,028 from the International Development Association (IDA) credit.
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