Abach’s booty recovered: FY approved CSOs to monitor project execution

Abubakar Malami

Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the engagement of the Civil Society Organization (CSO), which will oversee the implementation of more than $ 311 million reimbursed in February 2020.

In the statement of dr. Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant to the Media and Public Relations, the Federation State Attorney’s Office and Minister of Justice, states that the purpose of CSO participation is to increase transparency in the management of recovered funds.

The statement said the approval followed a presentation by SAN’s Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami on the competitive bidding process involving 17 Nigeria and international civil society and business organizations.

“The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of project advisory oversight; Another bridge is Niger, Abuja to Kano Express Way and Lagos to Ibadan Highway to CLEEN FOUNDATION, an organization based in Nigeria.

“The selection process involved the participation of two other countries that signed the Tripartite Agreement on the return of three stolen Abacha property; United States and Bailiwick of Jersey.

“This engagement is in line with President Buhari’s commitment to open government and the principles of the Global Property Recovery Forum (GFAR), as well as the provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption on Property Restitution,” the statement said.