The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, has advised the federal government to set up a commission to carry out survey of exportable made -in- Nigeria goods if the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, AFCFTA, is to be implemented.
The Commission should also study the impact the trade liberalization policy would have on government revenue and the real sector.
The president of MAN, Dr Frank Jacob who gave the advice while briefing newsmen in Lagos said the data would help to determine if the agreement would be favourable to the country’s economy .
Dr Jacob said the outcome of the just concluded nationwide consultation on the AFCFTA by the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations did not align with the stands of the organised private sector and urged the federal government not to sign the agreement in its current form
The MAN president urged the federal government to take cognisant of the report of the Accra, Ghana Africa-wide consultation on the agreement.