Nigeria calls for closure of safe havens for illicit assets

Nigeria has called for the elimination of safe havens for stolen assets and illicit financial flows to free up resources…

Nigeria has called for the elimination of safe havens for stolen assets and illicit financial flows to free up resources for sustainable development of the affected countries.Speaking at an ‘Interactive Dialogue for Sustainable Development’ at the Economic and Financial Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande, also called for the unconditional return of such assets and funds to their countries of origin.

According to the foreign affairs ministry, the Nigerian envoy said: “In this regard, it is important that safe havens that create incentives for the transfer abroad, of stolen assets and illicit financial flows, are eliminated.

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