By Shola Abayomi.
President Muhammadu Buhari, today, signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement in Niamey, Niger.
According to the president’s aide, Sunday Aghaeze, who posted photos of the event on Twitter, President Buhari signed the agreement at the opening of the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government on #AfCFTA holding in Niamey, Niger.
INSIDER had earlier reported that the president had finally declared interest to endorse the agreement, having approved the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Impact and Readiness Assessment of the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, agreement.
In furtherance to that, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, hinted last week that the president would be signing the first phase of the agreement in the course of his attendance at the 12th Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Shehu had also stated that “A country that signs the first level will then go into country level discussions leading to treaties after safeguards are agreed to.”