IATF Nigeria Roadshow: Experts Seek Production, Manufacturing Capacity Boost To Enhance AfCFTA Trade


By Rukayat Moisemhe/Adebola Adegoke

Trade experts have emphasised the need to boost Nigeria’s productive and manufacturing capacity to facilitate trade, improve foreign exchange inflows and engender competitiveness under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

They spoke at a panel session of the 2023 Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) Roadshow Nigeria with theme: “Growing Intra-African Trade amidst Increasing Regional and Global Geopolitical Challenges” on Monday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that IATF2023, scheduled for Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 in Cairo, Egypt, is organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), African Union Commission and the AfCFTA Secretariat.

The event is a platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1.3 billion people with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of over 3.5 trillion dollars created under the AfCFTA.

Mr Intong Eric Monchu, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Anglophone West Africa,…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria