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Access to International Law Enforcement

We are committed to implementing bilateral arrangements that will ensure law enforcement in one partner country has full and effective access to the beneficial ownership information of companies incorporated in the other partner country.

Country: Nigeria

Status: ongoing

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: October 2018

Classification:

Concrete: Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious

Notes:

October 2018 update: Nigeria's signing on to the United Nations Convention against corruption (UNCAC) is a step at creating an enabling environment for exchange of information on stolen assets. The signing of the mutual legal assistance in criminal matters into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 24th of August 2017 is a step in the right direction to actualising this commitment. Volume of recovered assets from foreign jurisdictions has increased according to governmental sources. No independent audit of recovered assets has been conducted except 321 million USD of the Abacha loot repatriated from Switzerland.

June 2018 update: Nigeria's signing on to the United Nations Convention against corruption (UNCAC) is a step at creating an enabling environment for exchange of information on stolen assets. During the global forum on asset recovery in December 2017, Nigeria was also a focus for asset recovery efforts.

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