A Cross Section of Students of IMS at a Social Media Class in Bayero University Kano

NACCIMA, CIPE Target AfCFTA on National Policy Dialogue

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has partnered with the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and other MSME associations in Nigeria to strengthen the voice of MSMEs to participate in ongoing national policy dialogue around the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).

The aim is to support MSMEs in Nigeria to articulate policy positions needed to maximize the opportunities presented by an Africa free trade area and to implement vital economic reforms to harness benefits to MSMEs.

NACCIMA will work with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) and Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria (FACAN) to formulate a research-backed policy position reflective of the views of the Nigerian private sector, with recommendations for the national government to consider.

This partnership will address one of CIPE’s objectives which is strengthening the Private sector to participate in democratic governance, for inclusive growth through market-led solutions.

Toun Okewale Sonaiya, Communications Consultant