Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on the international community especially western countries to help repatriate Nigeria’s looted public funds lodged in foreign banks and financial institutions.
A statement issued by his special adviser on media and public affairs, Turaki Hassan, on Thursday, said Dogara made the appeal at the close of the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in New York.
The speaker said that western nations have a moral and legal obligation to Nigeria and other African countries to ensure that monies stolen from Africa were repatriated back.
He said the funds would help create jobs for millions of jobless young men and women and ultimately reduce the surge of migrants to Europe from Africa.
Dogara further appealed to heads of parliaments from the west to enact legislations that would block the movement of stolen funds from Africa to their home countries.
The speaker urged the international community to collaborate to fight terrorism. “No nation is insulated from its scourge,” Dogara said.