Nigeria has signed the agreement on Free African Trade Zone, making her the 53rd country to do so.
President Muhammadu Buhari signed the agreement on behalf of the country , on Sunday, at the on-going AU Summit in Niamey, at exactly 10:48 am (local time.)
There was great applause for Nigeria, as soon as President Buhari appended his signature on the document.
Pres. @MBuhari signs, on behalf of Nigeria, the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (#AfCFTA), at the opening of the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Govt, in Niamey, Niger Republic, July 7, 2019 #AUSummit pic.twitter.com/Y9miko2GBP
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) July 7, 2019
This was closely followed by the presentation of the instruments of ratification by Gabon and Equitorial Guinea.