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President Buhari on Thursday signed some agreements bordering on Anti- Corruption, Tax Admin, and Intellectual Property Protection. He also signed a deal with the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to extradite Nigerians who abscond to the country after committing crimes in the country.
The UAE, especially Dubai, one of its major regions, is one of the major destinations of wealthy Nigerians including those who have been accused of various financial crimes.
A former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, had escaped to Dubai when he was wanted both in Nigeria and UK for financial crimes. He was eventually extradited from there to London where he was subsequently jailed for money laundering.
The President via his Twitter handle, wrote, “I’ve just signed Instruments of Ratification for a number of agreements covering AntiCorruption, Tax Admin & Intellectual Property Protection.
Today’s ratification of Agreements is an important step, in line with the delivery of our Anti-Corruption & Economic Diversification Vision. I have directed all relevant Government agencies and bodies to commence immediate implementation of these Agreements.”