World Trade Organisation Asks Nigeria To Prioritise Trade Policies.

The Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ambassador Yonov Agah, has called on the Nigerian government to prioritise its trade policies for … Continue reading World Trade Organisation Asks Nigeria To Prioritise Trade Policies.


The Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ambassador Yonov Agah, has called on the Nigerian government to prioritise its trade policies for the sustenance of national development.

At a meeting in Abuja on Sunday, Ambassador Agah suggested transparency and inclusiveness in trade policy as conditions for boosting local and international trade.

Ambassador Agah is the first African to be appointed a top official in the World Trade Organisation.

He promised to push for policies that would ensure economic growth for Nigeria and member countries of organization.

Open for Business

The Nigerian government, in the last economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, emphasised that the government was putting policies in place that would help investment thrive. One of such policies is the automobile policy that has introduced a new tariff for imported fairly used cars to encourage indigenous automobile companies.

President Goodluck Jonathan told participants that Nigeria was open for business, wooing more foreign direct investments.