The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) came into force on Thursday after clearing the key procedural barrier and ratified by parliaments of 24 countries.
President Muhammad Buhari is now considering an impact assessment report that will determine whether the African people's population will join their counterparts in signing the agreement.
Analysts are, however, concerned about the long-term implementation process.
Africa has a lot of regional and national actors with sharp divergent interests in trade. Many legal details are still being finalized, and experts warn that the implementation of the agreement will be a challenge.