Jubilation As Buhari Breaks World Record, Signs 9 Life Changing International Agreements In His “Bedroom”

By Post Nigeria August 24, 2017 17:51

Jubilation As Buhari Breaks World Record, Signs 9 Life Changing International Agreements In His “Bedroom”

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Thursday, in his private official residence, signed nine powerful International Agreements.

It was learnt that one of the signed Treaties, was a mutual legal agreement with the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

The treaty with the UAE, will enable the extradition of Nigerians who abscond to the middle-eastern country, after committing crimes in Nigeria.

The signing ceremony by Buhari for the execution of the Instruments of Ratification for International Agreements between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other Entities, was held at the Presidential Villa.

Speaking at the event, Buhari directed all agencies of government with roles to play under the respective treaties that had been ratified, to ensure that they play their anticipated roles in an effective and responsible manner, in order to ensure that the country reaps the full benefits of the agreements.

“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 economy and tax regimes, and improve the overall well-being of our creative community”, he said.

“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”, President Buhari added.

“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.

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

Other Agreements include: Charter for the Lake Chad Basin between Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger and the Republic of Chad; African Tax Administration Forum Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters and World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

Agreements on the World Intellectual Property Organisation Treaty on Audio-Visual Performances, and the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise, were also signed.


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