Nigerian President cancels visit to Rwanda

Godwin Ukaa, Abuja


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his initial planned trip to Kigali, Rwanda, for the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) scheduled for March 21, 2018.

The Nigerian President was expected to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Treaty to be launched on March 21, 2018 at the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Nigerian Federal Executive Council had at its meeting on Wednesday March 14, 2018, approved for the President’s signing of the treaty.
The reason for the cancellation of the Rwanda trip is to allow for more national and robust consultation with key stakeholders in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tiwatope Adeleye Elias-Fatile.


Aisha JM