- President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic on Sunday, July 7
- Nigeria’s president posted some photos of when he signed the AfCFTA agreement on his Facebook page
President Muhammadu Buhari has put to bed the heated discussions that were generated prior to whether or not Nigeria should put its signature to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
According to President Buhari:
This morning (Sunday, July 7) 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.
Nigeria wishes to emphasise 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.