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  • ***WTO: Nigeria has taken a position that pushes for ambitious reform, update and modernization of the WTO to make it fit for the 21st Century *** University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria, honours Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, Nigerian Chief Trade Negotiator/DG NOTN with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his selfless contributions to Public Service in Nigeria and globally *** NOTN holds its end of year staff lunch today (20th Dec. 2018). DG Amb. Chiedu Osakwe commends Nigeria’s Trade Negotiators for their contributions to strengthening Nigerian economy through expanded markets, leadership in ECOWAS & AfCFTA, and modernization of the Nigerian economy *** Amb. Osakwe appeals to NOTN staff to implement President Buhari’s priority objective to use trade as an engine of growth. *** Nigeria’s Trade Policy was last updated in 2002. NOTN, under the leadership of Amb. Osakwe is currently preparing an updated Trade Policy Report, a “21st Century Trade Policy for Nigeria - A Welfare and Prosperity Agenda that Works for All”. The draft is ready and is currently under review after which Stakeholders in the Trade Policy Community shall be consulted. ***

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The NOTN is the institutional framework and foundation for Nigeria’s trade policy infrastructure. It will prepare and update Nigeria’s trade policy in a rapidly changing global economic landscape, so as to maximize Nigeria’s gains from trade. It will align domestic trade policy priorities to changing global reality.

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