The Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN), Abuja, has advised the Federal Government to guard against making Nigeria a dumping ground for goods as a result of the implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
A statement on Sunday issued by the Chairman of CICAN, Comrade Frederick Idehai, urged Nigeria to take advantage of the implementation of the AfCFTA towards ensuring the growth and development of the nation’s economy.
He also called for the support of all critical stakeholders in the quest to reposition the Nigerian economy.
The statement also emphasised need for Nigeria to diversify her economy through the export and promotion of local agricultural commodities.
The chairman of CICAN, who expressed concern over difficulties faced by small-scale business owners as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, commended the various interventions of the Federal Government, especially through MSME’s Survival Fund to cushion its devastating effect.