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AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by chisomdoris: 8:29pm On Jun 27, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has formerly accepted the report of the committee to assess impact and readiness for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, AFCFTA.

Buhari said that for AfCFTA to succeed, Afican nations must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

He formerly accepted the report from the committee at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

According to him, “It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to this occasion to receive the report on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Nigeria’s readiness for it.

“It has been over a year now since the African Union Heads of States adopted the Phase I Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at its 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on 21st of March 2018.

“Since then, a lot has been said about Nigeria’s decision to conduct a detailed study on how this agreement will impact us as a country.

“Let me state unequivocally that trade is important for us as a nation and to all nations. Economic progress is what makes the world go around.

“Our position is very simple, we support free trade as long as it is fair and conducted on an equitable basis.

“The AfCFTA will have both positive and negative effects on us as a nation and on our region.

“As Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, we cannot afford to rush into such agreements without full and proper consultation with all stakeholders.

“As you mentioned in your report, intra-African trade is only 14% of Africa’s total trade. Our consumption is mostly of goods imported from outside the continent.

“For AfCFTA to succeed, we must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

“Africa, therefore, needs not only a trade policy but also a continental manufacturing agenda. Our vision for intra-African trade is for the free movement of ‘made in Africa goods.’ That is, goods and services made locally with dominant African content in terms of raw materials and value addition.

“If we allow unbridled imports to continue, it will dominate our trade. The implication of this, is that coastal importing nations will prosper while landlocked nations will continue to suffer and depend on aid.

“As I stated during the inauguration of this Committee, many of the challenges we face today, whether security, economic or corruption are rooted in our inability, over the years, to domesticate the production of the most basic requirements and create jobs for our very vibrant, young and dynamic population.

“Henceforth, we shall ensure that our negotiated agreements create business opportunities for Africa’s manufacturers, service providers and innovators.

“The AfCFTA we aspire to have should therefore not only create wealth for investors but also jobs and prosperity for our vibrant and hardworking citizens. The benefits of economic growth must be prosperity for the masses.

“I am very delighted to receive your report today and with the time spent, skills applied and energy invested, I am confident that the Committee has been thorough and diligent.




Read more here https://thickmatch.com/afcfta-president-buhari-said-formerly-accepts-committee-report/

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Twenty47(m): 10:08pm On Jun 27, 2019
Ok.. Nice one
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Victor912(m): 10:08pm On Jun 27, 2019
Super story

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Nobody: 10:09pm On Jun 27, 2019
grin

Don't expect anything good from this administration

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by fasmukol: 10:09pm On Jun 27, 2019
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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by pmc01(m): 10:10pm On Jun 27, 2019
OP,

It's"formally" in this case, not "formerly".

I thought NL mods are supposed to edit topics on the front page sef? undecided

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by bmxshop: 10:11pm On Jun 27, 2019
Nice one from Mr President. Dont rush it like u rushed and signed half a Billion to Trump.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by mascotman(m): 10:12pm On Jun 27, 2019
I wonder why it has to take this long...

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Oluwasaeon(m): 10:13pm On Jun 27, 2019
*formally
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Evergreenguy: 10:13pm On Jun 27, 2019
Nice comment,ride on PMB.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by holuwajobar(m): 10:14pm On Jun 27, 2019
Had a problem of interpreting the headline. OP n MoD, be warned
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Temptee101(m): 10:24pm On Jun 27, 2019
All those who have committed suicide because of economic hardship as a result of your incompetence, may their spirits never allow you rest

All those who have been killed in one way or the other because of your ineptitude, may you never find peace

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by gurunlocker: 10:35pm On Jun 27, 2019
I believe the speech was written down for him.... I am sure he can't remember the place the meeting hold last year.

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by eadeyoola: 10:37pm On Jun 27, 2019
Noted
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by NairalandAngel(m): 10:40pm On Jun 27, 2019
chisomdoris:
President Muhammadu Buhari has formerly accepted the report of the committee to assess impact and readiness for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, AFCFTA.

Buhari said that for AfCFTA to succeed, Afican nations must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

He formerly accepted the report from the committee at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

According to him, “It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to this occasion to receive the report on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Nigeria’s readiness for it.

“It has been over a year now since the African Union Heads of States adopted the Phase I Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at its 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on 21st of March 2018.

“Since then, a lot has been said about Nigeria’s decision to conduct a detailed study on how this agreement will impact us as a country.

“Let me state unequivocally that trade is important for us as a nation and to all nations. Economic progress is what makes the world go around.

“Our position is very simple, we support free trade as long as it is fair and conducted on an equitable basis.

“The AfCFTA will have both positive and negative effects on us as a nation and on our region.

“As Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, we cannot afford to rush into such agreements without full and proper consultation with all stakeholders.

“As you mentioned in your report, intra-African trade is only 14% of Africa’s total trade. Our consumption is mostly of goods imported from outside the continent.

“For AfCFTA to succeed, we must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

“Africa, therefore, needs not only a trade policy but also a continental manufacturing agenda. Our vision for intra-African trade is for the free movement of ‘made in Africa goods.’ That is, goods and services made locally with dominant African content in terms of raw materials and value addition.

“If we allow unbridled imports to continue, it will dominate our trade. The implication of this, is that coastal importing nations will prosper while landlocked nations will continue to suffer and depend on aid.

“As I stated during the inauguration of this Committee, many of the challenges we face today, whether security, economic or corruption are rooted in our inability, over the years, to domesticate the production of the most basic requirements and create jobs for our very vibrant, young and dynamic population.

“Henceforth, we shall ensure that our negotiated agreements create business opportunities for Africa’s manufacturers, service providers and innovators.

“The AfCFTA we aspire to have should therefore not only create wealth for investors but also jobs and prosperity for our vibrant and hardworking citizens. The benefits of economic growth must be prosperity for the masses.

“I am very delighted to receive your report today and with the time spent, skills applied and energy invested, I am confident that the Committee has been thorough and diligent.




Read more here https://thickmatch.com/afcfta-president-buhari-said-formerly-accepts-committee-report/

Please correct the spelling of this word to "formally"

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by badman007(m): 10:50pm On Jun 27, 2019
Good News, welcome development.

Nigeria go better.

Africa go better...
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by OkpaNsukkaisBae(m): 11:25pm On Jun 27, 2019
Good one

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Felixalex(m): 1:46am On Jun 28, 2019
Formerly ko, beforely ni

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Nobody: 4:07am On Jun 28, 2019
chisomdoris:
President Muhammadu Buhari has formerly accepted the report of the committee to assess impact and readiness for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, AFCFTA.

Buhari said that for AfCFTA to succeed, Afican nations must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

He formerly accepted the report from the committee at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

According to him, “It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to this occasion to receive the report on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Nigeria’s readiness for it.

“It has been over a year now since the African Union Heads of States adopted the Phase I Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at its 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on 21st of March 2018.

“Since then, a lot has been said about Nigeria’s decision to conduct a detailed study on how this agreement will impact us as a country.

“Let me state unequivocally that trade is important for us as a nation and to all nations. Economic progress is what makes the world go around.

“Our position is very simple, we support free trade as long as it is fair and conducted on an equitable basis.

“The AfCFTA will have both positive and negative effects on us as a nation and on our region.

“As Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, we cannot afford to rush into such agreements without full and proper consultation with all stakeholders.

“As you mentioned in your report, intra-African trade is only 14% of Africa’s total trade. Our consumption is mostly of goods imported from outside the continent.

“For AfCFTA to succeed, we must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

“Africa, therefore, needs not only a trade policy but also a continental manufacturing agenda. Our vision for intra-African trade is for the free movement of ‘made in Africa goods.’ That is, goods and services made locally with dominant African content in terms of raw materials and value addition.

If we allow unbridled imports to continue, it will dominate our trade. The implication of this, is that coastal importing nations will prosper while landlocked nations will continue to suffer and depend on aid.

“As I stated during the inauguration of this Committee, many of the challenges we face today, whether security, economic or corruption are rooted in our inability, over the years, to domesticate the production of the most basic requirements and create jobs for our very vibrant, young and dynamic population.

“Henceforth, we shall ensure that our negotiated agreements create business opportunities for Africa’s manufacturers, service providers and innovators.

The AfCFTA we aspire to have should therefore not only create wealth for investors but also jobs and prosperity for our vibrant and hardworking citizens. The benefits of economic growth must be prosperity for the masses.

“I am very delighted to receive your report today and with the time spent, skills applied and energy invested, I am confident that the Committee has been thorough and diligent.




Read more here https://thickmatch.com/afcfta-president-buhari-said-formerly-accepts-committee-report/
1. I don't understand. Should we not be happy if coastal countries will be the beneficiary of afcfta? We should then join already!! With our porous borders, goods kuku find their way into Nigeria before. We should look to reap gains early. Abi is dis man worried about his brothers in Niger?

2. He has a point here though. Most investors in Africa are foreign and take their monies back to their parent countries. This leads to economic growth without development..
That said, I don't understand his focus really. If he wants only African made products, what difference does it make for Nigeria?? North African and southern African countries will be the beneficiaries of that as they have some manufacturing ability. We don't even have power so nothing for us. I then wonder if all these is concern is not about taking panadol for another man's headache.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by know: 4:52am On Jun 28, 2019
Hmmmmmm, OBJ has bullied them to a corner and have no choice but to give in finally.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by traihit: 5:18am On Jun 28, 2019
The points he gave here sounds brilliant unexpected of the president his people call 'brain dead'.

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by whoawa(m): 7:46am On Jun 28, 2019
traihit:
The points he gave here sounds brilliant unexpected of the president his people call 'brain dead'.

A good leader must learn to see the end of a process from the beginning, Not committee report.

Maybe u have not been following the thread, during the Jonathan Administration, the Nigeian Govt has Dominance on the AFCFTA Committee, the brain dead president rejected Nigeria participation in AFCFTA immediately after his inauguration, Now he realized his mistakes and want to blame the Late re-entering on the committee report, always making evasive excuses for silly reasons.

Now we have lost alot of opportunities for not participating during the final formulation of AFCFTA guideline

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by opribo(m): 7:55am On Jun 28, 2019
After this four years who will they blame? The last four years they blamed GEJ for everything.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by xarm(m): 10:31am On Jun 28, 2019
Nigeria might become a dumping ground of not only develop nation substandard product but also our African nation too if we sign it, but we can also take advantage of it by dominating others African nation market, if Nigeria is not lazy and not scare of competition, i will implore PMB to sign it, because we have a lot to gain than to loose if we are not lazy, and i trust our igbo brothers, they won't disappoint Nigeria by taking advantage of the free trade.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Lanre4uonly(m): 10:37am On Jun 28, 2019
Ok. It is noted.
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by chinedu234: 1:24pm On Jun 28, 2019
Maybe the first time in a long while I commend what the president said. But the real issue is if Nigeria can put it's infrastructure together quickly to enjoy the benefits of the trade agreement.

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Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by booksrite(f): 1:51pm On Jun 28, 2019
Maybe the first time in a long while I commend what the president said. But the real issue is if Nigeria can put it's infrastructure together quickly to enjoy the benefits of the trade agreement.

grin
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by Smithwilliams826: 9:28pm On Jun 28, 2019
chisomdoris:
President Muhammadu Buhari has formerly accepted the report of the committee to assess impact and readiness for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, AFCFTA.

Buhari said that for AfCFTA to succeed, Afican nations must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

He formerly accepted the report from the committee at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

According to him, “It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to this occasion to receive the report on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Nigeria’s readiness for it.

“It has been over a year now since the African Union Heads of States adopted the Phase I Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at its 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on 21st of March 2018.

“Since then, a lot has been said about Nigeria’s decision to conduct a detailed study on how this agreement will impact us as a country.

“Let me state unequivocally that trade is important for us as a nation and to all nations. Economic progress is what makes the world go around.

“Our position is very simple, we support free trade as long as it is fair and conducted on an equitable basis.

“The AfCFTA will have both positive and negative effects on us as a nation and on our region.

“As Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, we cannot afford to rush into such agreements without full and proper consultation with all stakeholders.

“As you mentioned in your report, intra-African trade is only 14% of Africa’s total trade. Our consumption is mostly of goods imported from outside the continent.

“For AfCFTA to succeed, we must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.

“Africa, therefore, needs not only a trade policy but also a continental manufacturing agenda. Our vision for intra-African trade is for the free movement of ‘made in Africa goods.’ That is, goods and services made locally with dominant African content in terms of raw materials and value addition.

“If we allow unbridled imports to continue, it will dominate our trade. The implication of this, is that coastal importing nations will prosper while landlocked nations will continue to suffer and depend on aid.

“As I stated during the inauguration of this Committee, many of the challenges we face today, whether security, economic or corruption are rooted in our inability, over the years, to domesticate the production of the most basic requirements and create jobs for our very vibrant, young and dynamic population.

“Henceforth, we shall ensure that our negotiated agreements create business opportunities for Africa’s manufacturers, service providers and innovators.

“The AfCFTA we aspire to have should therefore not only create wealth for investors but also jobs and prosperity for our vibrant and hardworking citizens. The benefits of economic growth must be prosperity for the masses.

“I am very delighted to receive your report today and with the time spent, skills applied and energy invested, I am confident that the Committee has been thorough and diligent.




Read more here https://thickmatch.com/afcfta-president-buhari-said-formerly-accepts-committee-report/
Pls who understand what he is saying
Re: AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report by booksrite001: 2:44am On Jul 02, 2019
whoawa:
A good leader must learn to see the end of a process from the beginning, Not committee report.Maybe u have not been following the thread, during the Jonathan Administration, the Nigeian Govt has Dominance on the AFCFTA Committee, the brain dead president rejected Nigeria participation in AFCFTA immediately after his inauguration, Now he realized his mistakes and want to blame the Late re-entering on the committee report, always making evasive excuses for silly reasons.Now we have lost alot of opportunities for not participating during the final formulation of AFCFTA guideline

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