AfCFTA Stakeholders Sensitization and Consultations Calendar

 

Decision-Making / Economic Governance and Advisory Institutions:

FEC/ EMT / NGF

*A total of 248 stakeholders were consulted in different configurations for approximately 18 hours, at different times and dates.

23rd February, 9 a.m., NOTN, Abuja

National Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

 

27th February, 11 a.m., Conference of HEVP, State House Abuja

Economic Management Team (EMT) 

 

14th March 2018, State House Council Chambers

Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (AfCFTA Decision)

21st March 2018, State House Council Chambers

 

Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (AfCFTA Presidential Directive to deepen and widen consultations) 

 

22nd of March 2018, State House Banquet Hall

Meeting of the National Economic Council.  Presentation of the AfCFTA by HM-MITI Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah

13th April, 11 a.m., Conference Room of HEVP, State House, Abuja

Report to the Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council

 

25th April, 9:30., p.m., NGF Secretariat, Abuja

Report to and Consultations with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)

 

14th June, 10 a.m., Central Bank Lagos

Bankers Committee



Presidential Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA-PC)[1]

*A total of 113 Stakeholders were consulted within this bracket, for a total duration of 6 hours, and at different dates and times.

Date / Venue

Meetings

27th March, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

 

AfCFTA-PC Members invited to “AfCFTA National Stakeholders Sensitization and Consultation Forum”, on 27th March, at MFA

4th April, 10 a.m., MFA

 

First Meeting of AfCFTA-PC

19th June

 

Second Meeting of AfCFTA-PC (after Sensitization and Consultation in 6 Geopolitical Zones)

 



Industry and Sectoral Groups / Chambers of Commerce / Micro- Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

 

*A total of 37 hours were spent in dedicated consultations within this bracket of groups. Participating stakeholders numbered at 189, including industry groups with members ranging from 500 – 1000 and – 2000- 3000 members.

15th March, 9:30 a.m., Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja

 

Dedicated Consultations with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) 

27th April, 12:00 p.m., MAN Office, Lagos 

Follow-up Dedicated Consultations with MAN (combined with telephone conferences and email exchanges)

29th March, 2:30 p.m., NOTN, Abuja

 

Poultry Group

 

3rd April, 10:00 a.m., NLC Office, Abuja 

 

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)

 

5th April, 2 p.m., NOTN, Abuja

 

Rice Processors Group

 

4th April, 2 p.m., NOTN, Abuja 

 

Chairman Aviation Association Group

10th April, 10am, FESPAN Office, Abuja

Fertilizers Producers Association of Nigeria (FESPAN)

12th April, 11 am, NOTN, Abuja

Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME)

13th April, 3pm,

NOTN, Abuja

National Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture 

1st June, 9 a.m., The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos

 

Nigerian Stock Exchange / London Stock Exchange 5th Dual Listing Partnership Conference 

Keynote Presentation on the AfCFTA, the Stock Exchange and Competitiveness

7th June, 9.a.m, Nigerian Shippers Council, Apapa Lagos

Nigerian Shippers Council

28th June, 10.00.a.m, Transcorp Hilton Abuja

12th Annual Business Law Conference

Key note Presentation on Bringing Down Barriers to Trade: The Law as a vehicle for Intra- Africa Trade

27th June 10.00.a.m, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations

Africa Free Zones Authority

23rd July, 11.00.a.m Manufacturers Association of Nigeria

Technical Session with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria



Think Tanks / Institutes / Civil Society

*A total of 63 stakeholders were directly consulted. A total of 5 hours were dedicated to this format.

11th April, 3pm, NOTN, Abuja

Trade Experts Group (NTEF)

30 April, 9 a.m., Rockview Hotel, Abuja

 

Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)



6 Geopolitical Zones Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation

*A total of 1045 stakeholders were directly consulted and physically present at these meeting. Although within this forum, representatives of national associations, industry groups  and market associations representing over 1000-2500 business per group participated. A total of 144 hours were dedicated to this format.

2 May, Coronation Hall, Kano

North-West

 

AfCFTA Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation in the Six (6) Geo-political zones: North-West

Communique: “North-West “Kano Coronation Hall AfCFTA Communique”

15, May, Maiduguri

North-East 

AfCFTA Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation in the Six (6) Geo-political zones: North-East

Communique: “North-East AfCFTA Trade and Stability Communique”

 

18, May, Makurdi

North-Central 

AfCFTA Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation in the Six (6) Geo-political zones: North-Central

Communique: “Makurdi North-Central AfCFTA Trade and Investment

Communique” 

 

21, May, Owerri

South-East 

AfCFTA Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation in the Six (6) Geo-political zones: South-East

Communique“South-East AfCFTA Access to Markets Communique” 

 

 

28, May, Calabar

South-South

AfCFTA Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation in the Six (6) Geo-political zones: South-South

Communique“Calabar Communique: AfCFTA And Free Trade Zones (FTZ): Growth and Prosperity Agenda”

 

30, May, Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos

South-West Zone

 

AfCFTA Stakeholder Sensitization and Consultation in the Six (6) Geo-political zones: South-West

Verbal Summary  of “South West Business Community AfCFTA Exchange” by Co-Chairs: Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, Chairman Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, DG NOTN. 

 

 

 

  • Totals: 

 

    • Number of Groups Sensitized and Consulted                               -               30

 

    • Number of Natural Persons Sensitized and Consulted                  -           2,317

 

                        Hours spent on Sensitization and Consultations                           -             195