Why Nigeria Delayed Signing Africa's Free Trade Deal

The government has explained that its decision wasn't a rejection of the trade accord but wanted time to consult with key stakeholders in the country. This includes the Nigerian labour congress, the manufacturers association, as well as other players in the private sector. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement proposes creating a single market for goods and services, with free movement of people and investments across 55 countries.

Cargo at Tin Can Island Port (file photo).


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