Information ministry to unveil recovered assets – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the Ministry of Information will give details of the assets recovered from corrupt public officers in due course.

The President, in his Democracy Day broadcast, said the recovered assets will be ploughed back to the national treasury.

Several past government officials are currently standing trial for corruption and other economic crimes committed during the last administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

President Buhari said: “We are engaged in making recoveries of stolen assets some of which are in different jurisdictions. The processes of recovery can be tedious and time consuming, but today I can confirm that thus far, significant amount of assets have been recovered.

“A considerable portion of these are at different stages of recovery. Full details of the status and categories of the assets will now be published by the Ministry of Information and updated periodically.”

“When forfeiture formalities are completed these monies will be credited to the treasury and be openly and transparently used in funding developmental projects and the public will be informed,” he added.