Buhari endorses Prisoners swap with China


President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to an agreement for the exchange of prisoners between the Nigerian government and the Macao government in China.

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina disclosed that Buhari signing the bill was an aftermath of deliberations from the Federal Executive Council conclusion on August 1, 2018.

Adesina said the government had directed Nigeria’s attorney-general justice minister Abubakar Malami to prepare the instrument of ratification of the agreement for the President Buhari’s signature.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China”.

“President Buhari’s assent formally executes the Agreement,” Adesina said.