Suspend implementation until ratification is done, says OPS

Bola Olajuwon and Charles Okonji


The organised private sector (OPS) has warned that the Federal Government should not commence with the implementation of the African Continetal Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement until ratification is done, explaining that Nigeria would lose out in the trade if the required and most necessary things are not done.

In her welcome address, at the National AfCFTA Forum on Effective Implementation for Indusrtialisation and Inclusive Development of Nigeria,  the National President of NACCIMA, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, who was represented by the 1st Deputy President, Ide John Udeagbala, noted that ratification would spell out some hidden and unanswered questions concerning AfCFTA.

Udeagbala said, “For the potential in AfCFTA to become a reality, the issues of trade policy, trade facilitation, the productive capacity of the private sector, the need for trade related infrastructure, the issues of finance, trade information and factor market integration…

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