Having signed the agreement establishing African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the African Union summit, in Niamey, Niger, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria would play a leadership role in it’s implementation.
He made this known in a statement posted on his official Twitter handle on Sunday.
The post reads “This morning in Niamey, Niger, I had the honour of signing the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), on behalf of Nigeria.
“I wish to assure you that Nigeria shall sustain its strong leadership role in Africa, in the implementation of the AfCFTA.
We shall continue to engage, constructively with all African countries to build the Africa that we want.
President Buhari also said that other African leaders should look forward to ensuring the implementation of the agreement, in order to facilitate development.
In his words “Nigeria wishes to emphasize that free trade must also be fair trade.
As African leaders, our attention should now focus on implementing the AfCFTA in a way that develops our economies and creates jobs for our young, dynamic and hardworking population.
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