UK will return funds stolen from Nigeria – Envoy Laing assures EFCC…
The United Kingdom (UK) has promised to repatriate Nigeria’s stolen wealth to the country.
UK gave the assurance at a meeting with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday in Abuja.
High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing visited the anti-graft agency’s chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Laing restated the resolve to strengthen existing partnerships in the fight against economic crimes and corruption.
The envoy said the UK was serious about returning ill-gotten gains and preventing it from happening.
She recalled Britain’s past support to the EFCC through the Combined Inter-Agency Task Force.
“We remain strong partners and we are here to support you”, the commissioner assured.
Bawa called for a deeper relationship, “especially with the NCA”, adding that the focus now is to prevent corruption rather than being reactive.
He announced that the commission will on Wednesday launch its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, prepared with the support of UK agencies.
The chairman further thanked the envoy for her government’s support in developing EFCC’s forensics capacity through training.
Bawa told Laing that the recently launched Eagle Eye app simplifies the process of reporting economic and financial crimes.