Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is worried over the delay in the passage of the Proceeds of Crime Act by the National Assembly (NASS), Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami said Tuesday.
The minister made this known to reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital after a closed door meeting with Buhari.
said the president noted that there has not been any expeditious determination on the passage of the anti-graft bill by the NASS.
“It’s a routine briefing of the president as it relates to general issues – the issues that have to do with anti-corruption,” he added.
“Mr. President is worried about the anti-corruption bills that are pending before the National Assembly overtime. There has not been any expeditious determination on the passage of the bills and indeed, the asset management agency was also part of the discussion,” he told reporters.
Mr President is worried that the assets that have been gathered over time by the agencies of government and that are responsible for the fight against corruption are scattered all over the place. Embedded in the Proceeds of Crime Bill is Asset Management Agency which is the agency put in place by the presidency for the purpose of the management of the associated assets that are recovered,” he said.
Buhari returned to work on Tuesday after some days of rest away from the office.
The Nigerian leader earlier received briefing from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) General Managing Director Maikanti Baru. Enditem