The President also urged all AU member states to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.
This was announced in a press statement signed Tuesday by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, saying that the appointment took effect from December 19, 2022.
As Secretary, Awolowo is expected to provide direction to the National Action Committee on the AfCFTA for effective coordination of relevant stakeholders towards the attainment of Nigeria’s strategic national interest.
AU in a statement ahead of an industrialization-themed continental meeting said “COVID-19 pandemic has further heightened the risks of perpetuating the continent’s trade and business vulnerability.’’
But the imperative of Africa’s economic sovereignty also exists as there are areas where public and private sector leaders must continue to strive for it.
President Buhari made this call Thursday in Madrid when he addressed the Spain-Nigeria Business Meeting organised by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment during his State Visit to Spain.
Two major topics to be examined at the seminar – “How bank-Fintech collaborations can drive ecosystem growth” and “Pan-African expansion opportunities and challenges”. Key speakers for the event include Founder & CEO, Paga Group, Tayo Oviosu; Co-founder & CEO, Bankly, Tomilola Majekodunmi; Africa Partner, QED, Gbenga Ajayi and Group Head, Payments, Cash Management & Client Access, Ecobank Group, Isaac Kamuta. The event is organized in partnership with Techcabal, a digital media and publishing firm based in Nigeria and the proceedings will be moderated by its acting editor-in-chief, Koromone Koroye.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made the assertion yesterday in Abuja while formally declaring open the 70th Annual Council Meeting of WAEC.
At the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, we believe that inclusivity and fairness are key to achieving sustainable development in agriculture, and that this objective cannot be obtained without accounting for the central role played by women in the sector, including in agriculture markets, trade and value-chain development.
Increasingly unsustainable, these one-sided deals have provoked calls from both sides of the Mediterranean for a partnership of equals. At the EU-Africa Summit, leaders from across my continent will gather with their European counterparts to transform such rhetoric into substance.
Osinbajo stated this when the Board of African Peace Magazine (APM) led by its Chairman, Hon Justice Suleiman Galadima (retired), paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Kola Adeleke, Executive Director, Corporate Banking, Ecobank Nigeria who made this assertion while speaking to the media in Lagos maintained that the pan African bank has structures in place to enable exporters exploit the opportunities in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The President spoke during an advocacy visit of the leadership of MAN, in response to requests on making the manufacturing sector contribute more to the Nigerian economy.
More so, we are a huge player in AfCFTA to assist in making Nigerian entrepreneurs become Pan African multinationals. As Nigerians, we must tell our story; Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and as at today, Africa provides the best investment opportunities globally, we should turn our concerns to opportunities. As the country increases its exports, it will improve foreign exchange earnings, widen employment base, further support industries and a more stable Gross Domestic Product (GDP)” he advised.
Silva made the pledge in Abuja on Saturday at the official opening of the first ever Cape Verdean Embassy in Nigeria, stressing that tourism and transportation would top the areas of cooperation.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the event, the President said: ‘‘Let me assure you that Nigeria has come to Durban in full force to actively participate in this very important trade fair and take full advantage of all the opportunities it provides.
Osinbajo made this known on Monday at the fourth Edition of the National Tourism Transportation Summit and Exhibition in Abuja.
Prof. Osinbajo also urged exporters to take advantage of opportunities for growth in the African market through the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA.
Fred Chiazor, Chairman, Fruit Juice Producers branch of MAN, made this known at the MMS Business discourse in Lagos.
“Nigeria in the Unfolding Integration of the African Market: The Oil and Gas Perspective,” is the topic of the Lecture.