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Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central), has given his support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the African Free Trade Agreement, AfCTA.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had on Saturday lampooned President Buhari, saying his hands were too weak to sign the free trade agreement

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Obasanjo added that he hopes that Nigeria will soon have a president who will sign the agreement.

But Sani has backed Buhari’s decision, explaining that the idea would have made more sense if African countries were producing what they consume and not importing from Asia, Europe and America.

The Kaduna lawmaker tweeted on Sunday night, “The African continental free trade is a great idea if African states are locally producing and not importing goods from US, Europe and Asia.

“The President is right for refusing to sign a trade deal that will only open our country to imports.”

See the tweet: