President Buhari promises to sign Africa Free Trade Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to soon sign the Africa Free Trade Agreement to facilitate growth in the continent in a way that job creation and local industries would be enhanced. He made the promise after he held a closed door meeting with the visiting South African President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Presidential Villa Abuja. The President fielded questions from newsmen at the end of the bi-lateral meeting where both economic giants in the continent also agreed to strengthen the bi-national commission and pursue Africa-focused foreign policy. 

In that regard, President Ramophosa said the countries would like to hold the bi-national commission in South Africa beginning with a State visit by Buhari to South Africa later in 2018 during the start of the commission. The South African President stated that both Presidents exchanged views on important economic matters particularly the oil industry and how South Africa could play a part.