11 Oct Text Of The African Continental Free Trade Agreement
At the time, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria could not do anything that would harm local producers and entrepreneurs.  The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, which represents 3,000 Nigerian producers, welcomed the decision to withdraw from the agreement.  Nigeria`s foreign minister tweeted that further internal consultations were needed before Nigeria could sign the deal.  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigeria`s delay was regrettable.  The Nigerian Labor Congress called the agreement a “renewed neoliberal political initiative, extremely dangerous and radioactive,” indicating that increased economic pressure would push workers to migrate under difficult and uncertain conditions.  Most AU member states have signed the agreement. . . .