After a motion of urgent public importance was sponsored by all Delta State legislators, the House passed this resolution.
The lawmakers claimed that the funds were stolen from Delta State and that they should be returned to the state for infrastructure development.
They also stated that the total amount should be £6.2 million, not the £4.2 million reported.
The House requested that the Federal Ministry of Finance direct the Attorney General of the Federation, Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to provide the House with all details regarding the money recovered.
Former Delta State Governor James Ibori signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Kingdom to return £4.2 million in stolen assets.
Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, made the announcement on Tuesday at the Ministry of Justice’s Conference Hall in Abuja.
The funds were recovered from friends and family members of the former Delta State governor, according to Laing.
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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, stated that the recovery of the stolen funds is part of the current administration’s anti-corruption efforts, and that the funds will be used to build the second Niger Bridge, the Abuja-Kano road, and the Lagos-Ibadan Express road.
Malami’s statement that the looted funds should be returned to Delta State has also been slammed by critics.