IFN TV News Desk
There are indications that Ghana has put up a very strong bid to host the new headquarters of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA that was signed in the Rwandan capital Kigali today.
Sources at the event to IFN TV explained that following Nigeria’s last minute cancellation of its participation in the signing of the agreement today, Ghana had taken advantage of Nigeria’s absence to make a strong big for the AfCFTA against Nigeria that was previously inching towards clinching it.
If it happens this way, this would be the 4rd top continental body secretariat that Nigeria would be losing out of. You would recall that the AU is headquartered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the African Development Bank is in Ivory Coast though moved to Tunis in 2003 due to the Ivorian civil war, while the New Partnership for Africa Development, NEPAD is hosted by South Africa.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari had at the last minute cancelled his trip to Rwanda where the AfCFTA was to be signed today, citing the need for further consultation back home.