FG reassures of commitment to implement AfCFTA

Nigerian government is committed to implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement despite the economic headwinds facing the country.

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, who made the disclosure on Monday said the government is providing necessary support for the implementation AfCFTA).

Katagum, during a meeting with the Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Peter Ryan, described Nigeria as a very strategic country in the implementation of AfCFTA and the government is committed to providing necessary support for Nigerian businesses to participate meaningfully.

She highlighted various policies and programmes such as the formulation of trade policy, investment policy, auto policy among others, put in place by her ministry to facilitate bilateral trade and investments in the country.

The minister added that the ministry through the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has also set up trade houses in Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya and other parts of the world to improve non-oil exports.

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