President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the document to enhance recovery of illegal assets stashed in Switzerland.
Another document signed by the president will also encourage improved trade relations between Nigeria and Singapore.
The signing of the documents followed the approval of the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
One of the documents, according to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, 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.
The other is 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 therefrom 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,” the statement reads in part.