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Speaker assures Korea on Double Taxation agreement

27 November 2015, 07:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured Korea of the administration’s resolve to implement the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement Bill to enhance trade relations between the countries.

He said this was part of efforts by government to domesticate all pending treaties, memoranda of understanding and agreements.

He assured the delegation, led by the South Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-duk, paid him a courtesy visit at the National Assembly in Abuja.

“It is the commitment of the 8th National Assembly that all agreements entered into by past governments, once they will subsist to benefit of the populace, that we will not hesitate to pass them.

"I admire the speed at which you translated your own side of the agreement, I know that Nigerians doing business there have already started benefiting from it while we have not started on our own side," Dogara said.

He added that the overseeing domestication of agreements and treaties would do everything possible within the ambit of the law and standing orders of the House to ensure that the law was domesticated and that Nigeria reciprocated Korea's kind gesture.

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 "I sincerely believe in maintaining a very friendly relationship with Korea, there's a lot Nigeria can gain from learning from your commitment," Dogara stated.

He thanked the Asian the country for its interest in Nigeria's economy and plans to invest in the agro-allied sector.

The Speaker also urged the delegation to consider key areas of power, solid minerals and tourism.

"Of particular interest to us now is diversification of the economy, solid minerals that litter the country and power because without power, I don't think we can make progress. Tourism to an extent because we have vast tourism sites," Dogara said.

Earlier, Kyu-duk appealed to the Speaker to ensure that the Double Taxation Avoidance Bill was passed before the end of the year.

He said also called for the establishment of parliamentary friendship groups between Nigeria and South Korea. 

- CAJ News


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