“We are grateful to the Swiss government for allowing the illegally stolen funds to be brought back to Nigeria,” a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, quoted the President as saying.
Steiner added, “We have strong and solid relations with Nigeria.
“It is an honour and privilege for us to contribute to issues of importance in the country.”
The money came with an interest of $1.5m.
The original amount stashed away by Abacha was $321m. Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, had confirmed the receipt of the stolen money by Nigeria.