President Muhammadu Buhari has urged D-8 leaders to prioritise incentives and measures aimed at increasing trade and investments among member countries.
Speaking at the ninth summit of the D-8, on Friday in Istanbul, he said the private sector and business communities in the economic organization must be assisted with incentives to widen economic cooperation among member-states.
The President also used the occasion of his speech to reiterate Nigeria’s commitment to international trade and development even as he affirmed the country’s readiness to host the Meeting of D8 Ministers of Industry from November 14 – 17 in Abuja.
Highlighting the attractive business and investment opportunities in the country, the President stressed the need for prospective investors to take advantage of the Federal Government’s new policies on trade facilitation.
The President also urged D-8 member countries to support the efforts of the African Union (AU) to establish the first ever single market for trade in goods and services on the continent.
He described the AU-backed Continental Free Trade Area for Africa as a ‘’win-win for all, including member countries of the D-8.’’