Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman Of The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC
Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman Of The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu says plans are underway for an MOU between Nigeria and South Africa on assets recovery and repatriation.

Magu announced this at the closing ceremony of the two-week capacity-building and mentorship programme for 10 officials of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission, LACC at the EFCC Academy in Abuja.

Under the agreement, assets stolen from Nigeria to South Africa would be repatriated and vice versa, according to him.

He said the training was requested by President George Weah of Liberia during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, having seen Nigeria’s success story in the fight against corruption.

According to Magu, the programme was sponsored by the Federal Government through the EFCC under a bilateral partnership between the two countries.

In a goodwill message, the Liberian President thanked the Nigerian government for the technical assistance and information exchange. Weah, who was represented by the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Al-Hassan Conteh said that the lesson learned would go a long way in his country’s fight against corruption.