N’Assembly Sidelined, yet to Receive Official Documents on AfCFTA, Say House Chair

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By Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja

The National Assembly has said that it is yet to receive any communication relating to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) from the executive, despite having the constitutional mandate to domesticate government treaties, protocols and agreements.

The Chairman, House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements, Hon. Nicholas Ossai, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja while delivering a goodwill message at a public lecture series on “African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA): Issues and Implication for Nigeria”, organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS).

He revealed that in the coming weeks, his committee would host a special public hearing on review of all Nigeria’s treaties, protocols and agreements and a roundtable to initiate a National Policy on Arbitration to enable Nigerians benefit optimally from government bilateral engagements.

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