Unic Press UK: The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, speaking at a news conference Wednesday described himself as a “slow reader” in response to a poser on the reason(s) the Republic has yet to join a continental free-trade zone established on March 2018. His comments might have strongly reinforced the assertion of the critics of his administration who had labelled the retired soldier “Baba Go-slow”.
“I am a slow reader, maybe because I was an ex-soldier. I didn’t read it fast enough before my officials saw that it was all right for signature. I kept it on my table. I will soon sign it. In trying to guarantee employment, goods and services in our country, we have to be careful with agreements that will compete, maybe successfully, against our upcoming industries,” Mr Buhari said during a news conference on Wednesday as he parleyed with visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Reuters news agency reports.
Nigeria and South Africa are the two leading/largest economies of Africa.