AGF dismisses governors fuse over Paris Club refund, says over 6m pounds slush funds recovered March 2021 to May 2022
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami says state governors have no basis for complaining about Paris Club refund deductions paid to consultants they hired.
He made the comment at a ministerial media briefing at the State House in Abuja.
Malami also explained that the governors took steps to pay the consultants and later decided to stop payment while asking for an out-of-court settlement when the matter was dragged to court.
This, according to him, resulted in a request to President Muhammadu Buhari to make the payment which was then passed on to the Office of the AGF for a legal opinion.
And dwelling on other achievements of his office, the Minister disclosed that the ministry has secured over 1,000 convictions on terrorism, and recovered over 6,324,627.66 pounds of stolen monies from various jurisdictions globally from March 2021 to May 2022.
According to him, the recovered foreign loots have since been deployed towards the execution of major infrastructure projects and used to massively reduce poverty across the country.