The Government of United Kingdom is to repatriate the sum of 60 million Pounds looted funds from Delta state government treasury to Nigeria.
But it is insisting that the looted funds be deployed to legacy projects that would have direct impact on the common people.
Deputy Executive Director of African Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Mr Leo Atakpu stated this in Benin City.
He was speaking at a two day workshop on “Edo State Integrity and Accountability Strategy”, organized by his organization.
He said, already discussions have reached advanced stage, between Nigerian Government and the UK Government on one hand and the Federal Government and the Delta State Government, on the other.
The Federal Government of Nigeria he said is to collect the 30 percent of the repatriated fund if the UK repatriates the 60million pounds Ibori funds.
He added that, ” The awaited Abacha 4; the 300 million dollars expected from Ireland is agreed to be used for the three legacy projects which are the 2nd Niger Bridge,the Lagos- Ibadan Express Way and the Abuja- Kaduna Road”.
He also spoke of a $900,000 looted by former Bayelsa Governor expected to be repatriated by the US government.
He said, “While the Diepreye Alamieyeseigha $900,000 loot expected from the USA was initially agreed to be used for Judges’ Quarters, it was later agreed to be used for Primary Health facilities, as that will have direct impact on common people”.