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05
Jul

CONSULTATIVE MEETING FOR FARMERS TO DOCUMENT AND VALIDATE CHALLENGES, NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.

Background/Introduction.  Small Scale Farmers (SSFs) in Nigeria make up the greater number of the country’s workforce population and produce over 80% of the food consumed in the country. The Nigerian agricultural sector is second largest contributor (about 24%) to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nonetheless, these farmers appear to be the poorest constituency in […]

05
Jul

Boosting Nigerian Economy Using the 2013 Budget for Agriculture

Background The Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Appropriation Act is enacted and signed in to law by the National Assembly and the President respectively. This national document guides government spending throughout the year. It represents the government’s intentions and political will to effect developmental changes in the society at large. Oftentimes […]

05
Jul

INTERACTIVE SESSION/BRIEFING ON PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION ON ECOWAS TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS

  Background and Participation On the 28th day of May 1975, the then leaders of the various West African countries consummated the philosophy of a united region with the establishment of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with the vision of a strong economic integration of member states anchored on the benefits of […]

05
Jul

ISSUED AT THE END OF A TWO-DAY PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR DIALOGUE ON NIGERIA/ECOWAS TRADE LITIGATION GAP ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN TRADERS (NANTS) IN COLLABORATION WITH EU AND GIZ (NIGHTBRIDGE HOTEL, IKEJA- LAGOS, 25-26 NOV. 2015)

Background This Public-Private Sector dialogue was organized by NANTS with support from the European Union and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) under the Strengthening Nigeria’s Trade Support Institutions (SNTSi) Programme. Participants were drawn from various stakeholders groups cutting across the relevant MDAs, regional institutions, private sector, cross border traders, legal profession, law students, media, etc. […]