How insurgency, selfishness, others impede Africa’s integration, by leaders | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News - News Summed Up

How insurgency, selfishness, others impede Africa’s integration, by leaders | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News


They therefore concluded that several impediments were in the wheel of progress of the second largest continent in the world. Other challenges, according to the leaders, who featured in a Presidential Dialogue Session at the ongoing AfDB Annual Meetings in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, include selfishness by those in authority; continued over-dependence on foreign economies; language differences; inadequate education or exposure and poor living conditions of the citizens. AfDB President, Prof. Akinwumi Adesina, reminded the heads of governments and their representatives that at 18 per cent intra-African trade level, the continent was at the lowest rung globally. He stated: “We will not allow people from the North or West Africa region where insurgency is on the increase to invade our peaceful country in the name of integration. Pulling down non-tariff barriers alone will spur trade by at least 53 per cent, and potentially, double trade.”


Source: The Guardian June 13, 2019 04:41 UTC



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