We will ensure Nigerian businesses succeed in AfCFTA- FG

The Federal Government has given assurance to the members of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) of its readiness to ensure that Nigerian businesses succeed in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The assurance was given by the the Minister of Trade and Industry, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo at the maiden NECA 2020 Employers’Excellence Award,
He said that  the government would ensure that members of NECA would be major beneficiaries as Nigeria prepares for the AfCFTA.
Acccording to him, Nigerian overnment consideres NECA a strategic partner as it makes progress in its  integration drive.
Adebayo lauded NECA for organising the award, he noted that it would motivate employers as well as have a direct impact on their employees.
He said: “Nigerian enterprises are, arguably, the most dogged and resilient in the world, despite the myriads of challenges besetting the operating environment.
“While some have buckled under the excruciating local and global operating pressure of unfavourable circumstances, and others relocated in the quest for survival, most organisations have continued to trudge along, amid the prevailing turbulence.
“In doing this, Nigerian enterprises have demonstrated social responsibility and fruitful partnership with government.
“This they did through the provision of employment opportunities for teeming youths and payment of taxes and levies to the government at all levels for developmental purposes,” he said.

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