Nigeria rejects West Africa-EU free trade agreement

President Buhari of Nigeria has declined to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement which aims to reduce trade restrictions between West African countries and the EU.

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  • Nigeria declines to sign Economic Partnership Agreement
  • Deal aims to bring West Africa-EU trade agreement

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)While the UK prepares to leave one of the world's largest trading blocs, Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, is declining to join one in the first place.

Nigerian President Buhari is yet to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which aims to establish a free trade area between 16 West African countries (and Mauritania) and the European Union.
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