Finally, Buhari Signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday signed the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the opening of the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Gov on #AfCFTA in Niamey, Niger.

His personal assistant (photography), Sunday Aghaeze, made the disclosure on Twitter.

He posted photos of the president signing the agreement.

Buhari had approved the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Impact and Readiness Assessment of the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, agreement.

Garba Shehu, his spokesman, in a statement last Wednesday, said the president would be signing the Phase one of the agreement in the course of his attendance at the Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union and 12th Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA in Niamey, Niger Republic in a few days.

“A country that signs the first level will then go into country level discussions leading to treaties after safeguards are agreed to”, it read.


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