Nigeria, Mr. Peter Obi, in London, gave two conditions that must be met for the
largest economy in Africa, Nigeria to overcome its economic difficulties in
order to ignite the needed development in the continent.
the sideline to newsmen after the high-level discussions at the British House
of Commons, include huge investment in education and skill acquisition as well
as meaningful support for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs).
education and skill acquisition in order to turn round its economy”.
reduce the levels of youth unemployment, and revolutionise the education
education and skills acquisition as an investment, as this would help to
diversify and grow the country’s economy.
opportunities in Africa, but to achieve these, Africa required huge investment
in education and skill acquisition as well as supporting SMEs which would help
build a prosperous continent.
devoted enormous resources towards the promotion of education on the continent,
added that “for Africa to transit from exporter of raw commodities to a
manufacturer of finished goods, and become a significant member of the global
technological world, her people must be educated.”
Parliamentary Group for Africa, Chi Onwurah MP, the discussions were attended
by captains of industry and other British MPs and peers.
from the House of Lords of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa.
Also in attendance were Lord Marland, Chairman of the Common Wealth
Enterprise and Investment Council; Baroness Lynda Chalker of Wallasey; Emma
Wade-Smith, Regional Trade Commissioner for Africa, who presented the keynote
address, and David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy and the UN
Economic Commission for Africa, who was also a guest speaker.