Buhari signs agreements on anti-graft, economy, security

President Muhhamadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed some agreements entered into by Nigeria to strengthen the economy and its ongoing war against corruption.

The agreements covers anti-corruption, tax administration and intellectual property protection.

They are agreements on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters, the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and Extradition Treaty.

He also signed the instruments of ratification of the Charter for the Lake Chad Basin between Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger and the Republic of Chad.

He also signed African Tax Administration Forum Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters; World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty; the World Intellectual Property Organization Treaty on Audio-Visual Performances and  Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise.

Signing the agreements at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari directed all the relevant federal ministries, departments and agencies to immediately begin the implementation of the agreements.

Buhari, via Twitter, stressed that the ratification of the agreements covered anti-corruption, tax administration and intellectual property protection.

According to him, “The ratification of Agreements is an important step, in line with the delivery of our anti-corruption and economic diversification vision.”


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