President Buhari Signs Agreement With UAE To Recover Stolen Funds

Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today Tuesday January 19th in Abu Dhabi signed six agreements to enhance bilateral relations between them.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, the signing of the agreements on trade, finance and judicial matters was witnessed by Pres. Buhari and the Crown Prince of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Obaid Attayar signed the Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement, while the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah signed the Agreement on Trade Promotion and Protection with the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs.

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates, Sultan Bin Saeed Albadi signed the Judicial Agreements on Extradition, Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters, and Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal and Commercial Matters, which includes the recovery and repatriation of stolen wealth.

At a reception after the signing of the agreements, President Buhari reiterated his commitment to fighting corruption and restoring Nigeria’s dignity in the comity of nations.

The President also urged all Islamic countries to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and denounce the atrocities of Boko Haram as un-Islamic and against the teachings of the Holy Prophet.

In his remarks, Crown Prince Zayed Al Nahyan said that the relationship between Nigeria and the UAE will be strengthened by President Buhari’s visit and the signing of the agreements.

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13 Comments

  1. good decision at the right time. All dose dat think dey go with public money to buy property of choice in UAE, get prepared and watch ur back.

  2. I hope all ex-governors and some current ones will be invited by EFCC soon. eg. Odili,
    Ameachi, Oshobaboo, Igbinidion etc.
    Those already in APC are safe. Hmmmm , Nigeria JagaJaga

  3. Nigeria the change we voted for is already here! Long live PMB and more grace to your elbow! Long the Generous gvt of UAE! It is amazing and commendable that UAE gvt consented to bilateral agreement with Nigeria gvt just 16yrs after Nigerian gvt under OBJ in 1999 refused to help UAE gvt at their crucial time of need! This shows that God hav heared the prayers of suffering Nigerians! God has come down to work among us! Nigerian situation is a matter arising for Heaven business now!

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