President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
At exactly 10:48 am, the president appended his signature to make Nigeria the 53rd country on the African continent to join.
He signed the document at the 12th extraordinary session of the assembly of the union on AfCFTA and the first mid-year coordination meeting of the African Union (AU) and the regional economic communities (RECs) in Niamey, Niger Republic.
President @MBuhari has just the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area @AfCFTA at the opening of the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government on #AfCFTA in Niamey, Niger Republic.pic.twitter.com/5yqXot1uuI— Government of Nigeria (@AsoRock) July 7, 2019
The President had however delayed the signing for the excuse of wanting to give room from what he described as extensive consultations with stakeholders.