Buhari Signs Eight International Agreements to aid Security, Anti Corruption, Tax Admin and Economic Stability

- Buhari Signs 8 international agreements.

- Aimed at boosting Security, anti corruption war, economic stability amongst other benefits.

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday signed some international agreements that would boost the nations anti corruption fight, improve tax administration amongst other benefits.

The Key agreements signed are Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial
Matters and Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and an Extradition Treaty.

These agreements would also go a long help in improving the security situation of the country and overall stabilise the economy.

During the signing ceremony, Buhari noted that these agreements are further proof of Nigeria's sovereign capacity to fulfil international obligations.

He said “It is my hope that these Instruments will reinvigorate the anti-corruption war and check the illicit flow of funds out of our country to other jurisdictions, improve national security, food security, boost our economic and tax regimes and improve the overall well-being of our creative community.

“I am delighted to perform today, the duty of executing Instruments of Ratification of certain Agreements on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, pursuant to the powers conferred on me by Section 5(1) (a) and (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Article 7 of the Vienna Convention on the law of treaties of 1969.’’

“I am happy to note therefore, that pursuant to a Memorandum presented to the Federal Executive Council by the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Council has approved the ratification of the said Agreements.

“With this sovereign act, which has been replicated in the United Arab Emirates by their responsible authorities, we are now in a position to utilize these Agreements fully to foster cooperation between our respective authorities particularly for the purpose of prosecuting the anti-corruption campaign of this Government,’’ he said.

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