It was a gathering of the movers and shakers of the Nigeria’s business community, the World Trade Organisation and the nation’s policy makers. Drawing the curtain open, the Director General, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala assured the captains of Industry of her commitment to creating an enabling environment for them to excel.
She said Nigeria has strong economic advantages in Africa, including comparative advantage in exportable services.
The WTO Director General while advising Nigeria to focus on careful economic planning and management for economic growth said the global trade body is doing everything possible to ensure a level playing ground in the African Continental Free Trade Area among other sundry issues.
The leading African Industrialist and Richest Man in the continent, Aliko Dangote said Nigeria needs to trade more with African countries to strengthen the economies of Africa and create jobs.
He however, urged the WTO to help Nigeria in its quest to make a mark in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Nigeria’s economic growth since 2016 has been sluggish due to the fall in the global oil prices.