Lagos - United States Secretary of State,
John Kerry, has reiterated his country would assist Nigeria trace funds
allegedly looted by previous administrations.
He met President Muhammadu Buhari late Thursday on the
sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit held in the United States.
A number of issues were raised, including the Boko Haram
crisis and funds previous Nigerian administrations allegedly externalised.
“The Secretary expressed a firm commitment to continue
working closely with Nigeria, highlighting the country’s importance to the
region and to the continent,” read a statement from Kerry’s office.
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He offered his country’s continued support for Nigeria’s
efforts to increase security and stability and to promote development in the
areas of northeast Nigeria that have fallen victim to terrorist attacks by Boko
Kerry also offered continued US support to locate and
help with tracing and investigating looted funds.
He noted Nigeria’s potential to enhance its agricultural
production and infrastructure, and the potential of these industries to
generate more employment opportunities, especially for Nigerian youth.
Kerry encouraged Buhari to take steps to leverage
private sector investment in these areas.
- CAJ News