Treaties hurting Nigeria, say airline operators

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for listening to the concerns of airlines, manufacturers and the economic community by pausing to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) treaty due to be signed by African Heads of State in Kigali, Rwanda.

Buhari had at the last minute called off the trip to Kigali while putting the treaty on hold to enable more consultation from stakeholders.
Chairman of AON, Capt. Nogie Meggison while briefing newsmen noted that more often than not some treaties have put Nigeria in disadvantaged positions as they continue to hurt the economy.
Therefore, there is always the need to consult far and wide, weigh the merits and demerits of any treaty to see how it would benefit Nigeria, he said, adding that the country must be put first.


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