Tukur calls on African lead­ers to work to­gether

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

For­mer na­tion na­tional chair­man of the Peo­ples Democr Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Al­haji Ba­mang Ba­manga Tukur, has called on African c coun­tries to come to­gether in or­der t to form a more dy­namic po­lit­i­cal an and eco­nomic power.

Al­haji Tukur Tu said that the time has come for A African coun­tries to en­sure that they have a united fo­rum to dis­cuss and han­dle all is­sues both­er­ing on the in­ter­est in­tere of Africans. He made this state­ment in Abuja when he h played host to the chaP chair­man of the Uni­ver­sal

Peace Foun­da­tion, UPF from South Korea Dr. Charles S. Yang and the for­mer South African Pres­i­dent Thabo Mbeki both of whom paid him a visit in his res­i­dence in Abuja.

In the dif­fer­ent fora, Dr. Tukur told his guests that he was now more than ever de­ter­mined to rally forces to en­sure the to­tal in­te­gra­tion of the African Con­ti­nent.

He said that with the abun­dant eco­nomic re­sources in Africa, there is no rea­son Africa should not emerge as an ac­claimed World Eco­nomic Power, if African Lead­ers and coun­tries can come to­gether.

Dr. Tukur who is also the chair­man of African Busi­ness Round­table and NEPAD In­ter­na­tional said that he has in his ca­pac­ity as the chair­per­son of these or­ga­ni­za­tions done a lot to bring African Busi­ness­men to­gether in the in­ter­est of African busi­ness and eco­nomic unity.

He also made it clear that both busi­ness and pol­i­tics are two in­sep­a­ra­ble en­ti­ties that should work to­gether in or­der to cre­ate a good mar­ket base for the people of Africa.

For­mer South African Pres­i­dent Thabo Mbeki, while re­spond­ing stressed the need for ef­fec­tive co­op­er­a­tion among African Coun­tries in­order to en­sure a com­pre­hen­sive pack­age of African Unity.

He com­mended Dr. Tukur for his con­cern and com­mit­ment to the wel­fare and in­ter­est of Africans, mostly his strug­gles for the eco­nomic eman­ci­pa­tion of the African Con­ti­nent.


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