President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of the National Action Committee (NAC) for the implementation of the country’s participation in the African Free Trade Agreement.
The President had signed the ACFTA agreement at the 12th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State on July 7, in Niamey, Republic of Niger.
In a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Sunday, “the NAC will comprise representatives of ministries and agencies with competent and relevant jurisdiction, and selected stakeholder groups from the private sector and the civil society to coordinate the implementation of all the AfCFTA readiness interventions.
“NAC will upon inauguration, undertake a process of engagement with stakeholders to sensitise them to the opportunities and challenges of AfCFTA, with preparedness plans for the Nigerian economy.
“Engagement shall shortly start with the Ninth National Assembly,” it added.