NOTN: Why Nigeria has not started trading under AfCFTA

February 11, 2021 The Cable 0 Comments

Victor Liman, NOTN acting director-general and chief trade negotiator, told journalists in Abuja that the processes involved before implementation include the enactment of a law by the national assembly in line with the provisions of section 12 of the amended 1999 constitution.

“You don’t just ratify an agreement and start implementation. You have to first of all address the domestic issues that would allow the implementation to kick-start. You have to put the right framework in place,” he explained.

“You have to address the legal issues regarding the implementation of the agreement. Section 12 of the 1999 constitution as amended, it’s there, it’s clear, to operationalise a treaty in this country, the national assembly has to enact a law to localise that treaty. Read More.

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