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  • ***Stakeholders in the Lagos Forum for South-West Geopolitical Zone Sensitization and Consultation, support Nigeria’s membership of the AfCFTA, at the same time, welcoming the urgency for radical improvements in economic infrastructure, trade financing and the establishment of AfCFTA monitoring, implementation and coordination *** South-South Sensitization and Consultations Forum unanimously adopt Calabar Communique, endorsing the AFCFTA. Executive Governor Prof. Ben Ayade, states a powerful case for Nigeria's membership of the AFCFTA and accepts the role of "AFCFTA Champion" *** South-East Stakeholders endorse the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, under the leadership of Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in Owerri, Imo State. *** National Stakeholders' Sensitization and Consultation on the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) across the six geopolitical zones will be holding in Owerri, South-East zone on the 21st of May, 2018. *** The AfCFTA Stakeholders’ North-Central Forum in Makurdi concludes with a range of views, including, the position that the Agreement would be premature prior to implementation of trade-related complementary policy ***

ORGANOGRAM FOR THE NIGERIAN OFFICE FOR TRADE NEGOTIATIONS (NOTN)

Organogram


  • EU – European Union
  • BREXIT – Britain Exit
  • CFTA – Continental Free Trade Area
  • ECOWAS – Economic Community of West Africa
  • CHOGM – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
  • KENSA – Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria & South Africa
  • WTO – World Trade Organisation
  • AGOA – African Growth Opportunity Act
  • IP – Intellectual Property
  • ACN – Assistant Chief Negotiator
  • PCN – Principal Chief Negotiator
  • NYSC – National Youth Service Corps

  1. Functions and specific job descriptions to underpin the proposed Organizational structure are being drafted to reflect the complex totality of Nigeria’s economic and trade policy negotiating trade and investment relationships.
  2. Not included in the organogram, but required to run the Office, are:
    1. 3 Secretaries;
    2. 3 drivers; and,
    3. 2 Security personnel