As part of efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates.
In addition to signing this treaty on Thursday, 24th August 2017, the President also ratified three other agreements – “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.”
The President, giving the hint via his twitter handle, described this development as an important step towards achieving the nation’s anti-corruption and economic diversification vision. He directed all relevant government agencies to commence immediate implementation of the agreements.
In addition, the President signed the instruments of ratification of five other agreements – “Charter for the Lake Chad Basin between Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger and the Republic of Chad”, “African Tax Administration Forum Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters”, “World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty”, 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.”