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President Buhari Signs Agreement With Switzerland On Return Of Looted Assets

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President Buhari Signs Agreement With Switzerland On Return Of Looted Assets

President Buhari has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Switzerland on the return and monitoring of illegally acquired assets.

Femi Adesina the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, made this public in a statement issued on Monday.

Femi said Buhari also signed the instrument of ratification of the agreement between Nigeria and Singapore for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains.

“The first one is the instrument of ratification of the agreement between the government of the federal republic of Nigeria and the government of the Republic of Singapore for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains,” Adesina said.

“The other was the instrument of ratification of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) among the government of the federal republic of Nigeria; the Swiss federal council and the international development association on the return, monitoring and management of illegally-acquired assets confiscated by Switzerland and to be restituted to the federal republic of Nigeria.

“With the execution of these instruments, Nigeria’s trade relations with Singapore and income are expected to rise, while the return of illegal assets will not only boost the administration’s anti-corruption drive but also provide additional funds for critical infrastructure.”

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