The presidency has said that France will return $150 million looted by former Nigerian military head of state, General Sani Abacha.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said this in statement on Friday, adding that President Bola Tinubu commended France for decision.
Receiving the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Catherine Colonna, Tinubu hailed the strengthening of bilateral relations between Nigeria and France.
“Thank you for the good news on the return of Abacha loot. We appreciate your effective cooperation concerning the return of Nigeria’s money. It will be judiciously applied in attaining our development objectives,” Tinubu was quoted as saying.
The President welcomed the growing cooperation between the two countries in areas of shared interest, such as climate change, economic integration, education, and culture.