The Federal Government has urged West African Countries to harmonies their fiscal and monetary policies to ensure free trade in the region.
The Federal Government also stressed the need for equal treatment of citizens of member states who owned investments and enterprises within the sub-region.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah said this while addressing members at the 9th West African Monetary Zone Ministers’ Forum in Abuja.
The theme of this year’s forum was “Harnessing Intra-West Africa Monetary Zone Trade Potential through Value Addition and Diversification.”
Enelamah enjoined member states to remove all forms of barriers such as high tariffs; as well as improve trade infrastructure.