By Nwangwu Uba
Officials of the ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development appears to have taken advantage of President Muhammadu Buhari, decision to drag Nigeria to join the much talked about African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA. on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the African union , AU, 12th Extra Ordinary Submit, in Niamy, Niger, to reposition the farmers in order to benefit from the trade agreement with the Republic of Benin.
Going by the calculation of the officials of the ministry over 500,000 jobs would be created with the launching of
Segun Awolowo, the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion
According to the NEPC, Executive Director, the non oil exports could fetch the country about $30 billion annually. He was said to have repeatedly briefed the
He was said to have gone a step further sign a trade
Note the NEPC boss had cited
Perhaps, to ensure that Nigeria farmers benefit from the new Continental market, he has suggested
An elated NEPC boss who could not hide his feelings that the country had at long last
An official of the Bank who
The individual farmers, according to the Bank
Until he vacated office last April, Audu Ogbe, a former minister of Agriculture and Rural Development who
He may have supported the financial institutions
Recall that the former minister had repeatedly said that ”
It is not surprising
At present , a total of 26 African countries, were said to have deposited their instruments of ratification with Gabon , being the latest country to do so. The
In spite of the fact that the country has finally endorsed AfCFTA, the Katsina state born Nigerian President was said to have made a passionate appeal to member countries that the trade must be fair to all. ”Nigeria wishes to emphasis that free trade must be free trade”, he had said.
He had every reason to worry because of the
Hameed Ali, a retired Army Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, who is not ready to take chances by allowing Benin to take advantage of the trade pact to turn Nigeria as a dumping ground was said to have put Muhammed Uba Garba , Comptroller , Seme Command and other land Border
Prior to the
The three trucks had carried 627 cartons or 7,524 bottles of Chinese table water valued at about N3.043 million. The seizure of the foreign bottled waters may have informed the reason while the Customs Comptroller had Charged his officers to ensure that that ”illegal importations of Contrabands through the Command is curtailed”.
insiders informed The Value News that the Beninoise Customs Authorities, may have
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