#ThankAbacha - Nigerians React To $300Million Refund
Report surfaced yesterday, January 11, that the government of Switzerland had concluded plans to transfer the sum of $300 million recovered from the family of former military dictator, General Sani Abacha to the Nigerian government.
The fund to be transferred is said to be part of an estimated $5 billion stolen and kept in foreign accounts by late Abacha.
The country has in the past 10 years reportedly received over $1 billion from the Swiss and American governments and these recovered funds have been trailed with controversy as past administrations have been accused of misappropriating the fund.
Following report of the loot that would be returned, Abacha is now trending on Twitter, with some Nigerians thanking him for saving the money for the country. Some said the former military dictator did not still the money but only saved it for the future.