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The Presidency on Monday, February 1, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari's trips abroad are for the good of the country and not jamboree.

According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja, the trips are in connection to the recovery of Nigeria's looted funds.

Shehu said Buhari is making frantic efforts to block all safe havens for looted funds from Nigeria.

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He said the President's trips abroad have yielded agreements and understanding with various countries on recovery and repatriation of stolen funds.

He said: “You also see gradually the strategic efforts to go after the stolen funds abroad. The UAE is very important to the country.

“Don’t be surprised that in the coming week or two, you will see high level security officials leaving Nigeria for the UAE to begin to give expression to our wish to enjoy this new cooperation between the two countries with a view to recovering stolen assets".

Shehu noted that there are numerous agreements the government has also signed with the UAE, including drugs, human trafficking and assets that have been stolen abroad.

He added that Buhari wants to make sure there is no hiding place for stolen assets.

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