Nigeria’s minister, Babatunde Fashola claims that the government is currently working on roads that leads to other African countries from Nigeria.
The measure is channelled at enabling the improvement of Nigeria’s competitiveness in the African Continental Free Trade Area Market. He said.
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The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said this at the ongoing virtual workshop organized by the National Action Committee on the AfCFTA, with focus on ‘Nigeria – The Transportation Hub for Africa’.
Babatunde Fashola was represented by the Director, Highway Planning, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Chukwunwike Uzo; who said the ongoing work on the roads was a part of the Federal Government’s plans to expand road infrastructure.
The minister was quoted in a statement that was made in Abuja by organisers of the workshop saying, “Roads connecting Nigeria to the rest of the continent are presently being worked on as Nigeria seeks to increase our interconnectivity across Africa.
Stakeholders in the Nigerian transportation sector who are also a part of the workshop confirmed efficient transportation system as a vital element that would ensure the competitiveness of the Nigerian Private Sector for trade-in goods in the AfCFTA market.