Nigeria will sign Africa free trade agreement -presidency

LAGOS, July 2 (Reuters) – Nigeria will sign an Africa free trade agreement at the coming African union summit, according to a statement posted on the Nigeria presidency’s Twitter feed on Tuesday.

Nigeria, the largest economy on the continent, was one of the last countries that had not committed to signing the deal.

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) aims to eliminate tariffs between member states, creating a market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of more than $2.2 trillion. (Reporting By Libby George Editing by Chris Reese)

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