The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has officially refuted circulating claims that the country had signed the controversial “Samoa Agreement.” This agreement, part of a collaboration between member states of the Organization of Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union, focuses on six key priority areas.
The Ministry’s spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, clarified that Nigeria was not represented at the signing ceremony, which occurred on November 15, 2023, in Samoa. Omayuli emphasized that the government is currently examining the pact to ensure its alignment with the country’s domestic laws.
“The general public is invited to know that Nigeria was not represented at the signing ceremony…and hence has not signed the agreement. Relevant Nigerian stakeholders are currently studying the instrument with a view to ensuring that its provisions do not contravene Nigeria’s domestic legislation,” stated Omayuli.