Release our stolen funds, Nigeria needs it, Buhari tells Switzerland President

Buhari with World leaders
Buhari with World leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Switzerland to urgently release Nigeria’s stolen funds stashed in the European nation.

The Nigerian leader stated this at a meeting with his Swiss counterpart, Johann Schneider-Ammann, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Read the full statement by Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson below.

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the long history of economic relationship between Nigeria and France on the one hand, and Nigeria and Switzerland on the other.

At separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America, the President welcomed more investment and economic partnerships, saying Nigeria was a fertile ground for handsome return on investments.

“Apart from your country’s close relationship with us, you have the same with most of our neighbours,” President Buhari told Francois Hollande of France. “We seek more collaboration, particularly in agriculture, mining and security.”

The President told his French counterpart of the Presidential Committee on the North East, which he described as a one-stop mechanism on development partnership for a zone that had been ravaged for many years by Boko Haram insurgents, and which needed urgent rebuilding.

Responding, President Hollande pledged that France would not only fully engage with Nigeria on different fronts, but would also provide humanitarian assistance in the North East.

“We will invest in Nigeria, we believe in her,” the French President said.

At another audience with President Johann Schneider-Ammann of Switzerland, President Buhari sought his counterpart’s cooperation on speedy repatriation of Nigerian money stashed in that country, stressing that Nigeria needed such resources, particularly for infrastructure.

With the two countries having agreed on projects to which the restituted funds would be deployed, President Schneider-Ammann promised quick action, as soon as the draft agreement was signed. He also pledged consolidation of mutual trade relationships, infrastructural development as well as support in training and equipping of the Nigerian military.

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  • TrueFairGame

    Nigerian foreign image is improving now. We must give credit to the government

    • vagabonds in power

      How is the Nigerian foreign policy now improving with that satanic call from Buhari—————

      • Osakue

        I pity your forefathers and your unborn generation I pray God wipe you alway as I nigerian. Na Malawi God go take you go.

        • kinsly

          Or Mogadishu.

    • Otile

      Bad plagiarism cannot improve Nigeria’s image abroad. You Yorubas know it too.

      • Osakue

        Nigerians are respected all over the world Na jealousy they worry your likes. we always succeed anywhere we go outside Nigeria. The rest of the world loves us. PLS TRAVEL WIDE!

      • rayray

        Plagiarism is the new cool in the wailing world, the rest of us have moved on

  • tunde008

    Good job PMB

    • vagabonds in power

      U are a rogue–That is why most Nigerian detest Yorubas–u people hardly ever speak the truth–liars to a fault—thief—read the comment by Buhari above–shameless pig headed fool–No wonder we have monsters like Buhari as president—because of u Yoruba traitors—-I even doubt u are Yoruba–monkey

      • Osakue

        Ok pls name your choice someone you want as your president?

      • Osakue

        Lol are you sure even their women? Haba bros Na so you vex reach

    • Epsilon_Delta

      “Good job” for doing what? Having a chat with another president? He has travelled to discuss these same things over 30 times already! He least expected other leaders to be as deaf as he is.

      • Osakue

        In lagos we say ” @all@all Na witch.

      • Bola Bello

        Tell us what he should have done sir

  • vagabonds in power

    The late military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, did not loot the national treasury contrary to the general impression, two military former heads of state have said.

    Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled Nigeria between 1983 and 1985, and his successor, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, both of them gave Abacha the clean bill in Kano after the remembrance prayers marking 10 years of the death of Abacha, who ruled between 1993 and 1998.

    Abacha was accused of stealing over £5 billion while in office through the PTF headed by Buhari, out of which over $1 billion has reportedly been recovered from various sources around the world.

    But Babangida and Abacha both Northerners, described Abacha as a “courageous, loyal and honest military head of state who stood for the unity and development of the country during his years in government”, dismissed the allegations of corruption against late Abacha.

    Both said the looting allegations against Abacha were unfounded and baseless, stressing that “it is not true that he looted public treasury. I knew who Abacha was because I was close to him” Buhari was quoted as saying. So what does he Buhari shamelessly need the money for after he cleared Abacha of theft-

    • franknaija

      You are becoming pathetic. Just running from piller to post (or is it from from one website to another?) Posting thrash like a performing ape. You think we can’t think and reason for our selves.

    • Osakue

      I pray every day that God should erase you people that never think positive of Nigeria away as citizen of Nigeria. Go and be From Togo, Malawi, etc pls leave Nigeria to us we love it as it is right now. I take God beg you.

  • Sobe.

    Sai Baba. Love you.

  • Decimator

    This Train has no destination. Anyone boarding it is doing so at his own risk. Sorry

  • Africa

    David Cemeron is no longer the brit PM. Hmm

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  • vagabonds in power

    The late military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, did not loot the national treasury contrary to the general impression, two military former heads of state have said.

    Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled Nigeria between 1983 and 1985, and his successor, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, both of them gave Abacha the clean bill in Kano after the remembrance prayers marking 10 years of the death of Abacha, who ruled between 1993 and 1998.

    Abacha was accused of stealing over £5 billion while in office through the PTF headed by Buhari, out of which over $1 billion has reportedly been recovered from various sources around the world.

    But Babangida and Abacha both Northerners, described Abacha as a “courageous, loyal and honest military head of state who stood for the unity and development of the country during his years in government”, dismissed the allegations of corruption against late Abacha.

    Both said the looting allegations against Abacha were unfounded and baseless, stressing that “it is not true that he looted public treasury. I knew who Abacha was because I was close to him” Buhari was quoted as saying. So what does he Buhari shamelessly need the money for after he cleared Abacha of theft

    • Lanre

      Thank you.

    • Osakue

      If I remember what I gathered from Buhari’s statement was that people in high places in govt and private helped Abacha in looting the funds

    • Nobody’sPuppet

      Buhari is a honest man as many of his foollowers have said. He’s recovering the loot for Abacha’s family. He sincerely believes that the money wasn’t a stolen money. He intends to recover the loot from Swiss and then turn it over to his late boss family.

      Buhari is the most clueless and confused president in the world. Whatever advise or script he’s ask to present/read to the world is what he does.

  • Rommel

    We are winning,soon things will turn around from the locust years, down with haters of Nigeria

  • kumi

    Obama that brought this witch to Nigeria will soon go and we will see how a boko haram president will cop with trump