Buhari inaugurate Committee on AFCFTA

Buhari inaugurate Committee on AFCFTA

President Muhammmadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated Presidential Committee for Impact and Readiness Assessment of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AFCFTA.

The President while inaugurating the committee on Monday, at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, charged members to address issues raised by the nationwide sensitization committee set up to advise government on the AFCFTA.

The President identified many years of import dependency as the bane of the country’s present predicament.

He listed the issues to inc,use “Abuse of rule of origin, low capacity to conduct international trade,” amongst others

Buhari who stated that the country is now prepared to breakaway from signing agreement, that will not provide maximum benefits for its citizens, added that “ You are to address issues raised and address any challenges arising from the nationwide sensitization programs on the AFCFTA.

The committees inaugurated by the President include the Steering committee and the Support Technical Committee work group.

There was a seven months period of preparation to the event culminating into the committee’s inauguration.


Tony Ailemen, Abuja

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