Morocco’s membership of ECOWAS injurious to Nigeria’s economy — OPS warns


By Franklin Alli

The Organised Private Sector (OPS) Nigeria OPS, yesterday warned the federal government against granting of ECOWAS membership to Morocco, saying this will worsen the unemployment and poverty levels in Nigeria.

The OPS comprises the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigeria Association of Small Scale Industries (NASSI) and Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME).

Photos: Buhari attends ECOWAS meeting in Niamey

In a position paper, tagged ‘Reasons Morocco should not be admitted into ECOWAS’, signed by its Chairman, Frank Jacobs, the group warned that: “The proposed enlistment of Morocco into the membership of ECOWAS regional bloc will adversely affect the manufacturing sector, dispel the…

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