Minister of Justice departs Nigeria for a three-day meeting in United States

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Abubakar Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has departed Nigeria to attend a three-day meeting of the United States-Nigeria Bi-national Commission in Washington DC.

Dr Umar Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in the Office of the Minister disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

The Minister is expected to, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sign a tripartite agreement with Nigeria, the Island of New Jersey and the United States of America.

The agreement is for repatriation of 321m US dollars looted assets and as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to recover more stolen funds stashed abroad.

He said the meeting is an annual event between Nigeria and U.S. aimed at reviewing bilateral relations and taking necessary steps to advance mutual interest in all diplomatic areas among the two countries.