President Muhammadu Buhari, has said the problem with Africa has never been planning, but in implementation of some policies.
Buhari, who was represented by the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo, made the remarks while declaring open the 48th Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region, at Imo Trade and Investment in Owerri, on Saturday,
“What we need to consistently do now is to put action behind our visions and missions as time is no longer on our side as the countdown to 2063 has long started,” he said.
He added “The theme of this 48th CPA Conference, African Agenda 2063: Vision Master Plan, presents yet another crucial reflection point for those who, today, have the privilege of being Africa political elite. The agenda 2063 spelt out a vision of an Africa that is prosperous, integrated, peaceful, secured and a continent that recognizes the full potential of its human capital and as a respected player on the global stage.”
Osinbajo stressed “The Africa we want is an Africa that works for its people, one that ensures that Africans can enjoy decent standard of living and security, freedom and one where men and women have equal assets and treatment, with respect to all economic, political and social good”.
The vice-president commended Governor Rochas Okorocha for his exemplary leadership and for his excellent hospitality always, noting: “In the true spirit of African brotherhood and spirit, Imo State has, in the past two weeks, hosted not less than three African- centred international gatherings, including the visit of two African heads of States.”
Speaking at the occasion, Okorocha said: “One day, Africa will sing a new song and we believe one day, we shall occupy our rightful place in the comity of nations. Therefore, your meeting this time is apt and timely. It is a struggle to find the way forward for the African nations: “There is nothing wrong with Africa, but there is something slightly wrong with Africans in our attitude and the way we do things. If we do not act quick under the present ugly situation which our condition points out to us, we might be destroying the psyche of the generations of Africans yet unborn.”
“My concern is about the youths of Africa. African youths are so frustrated. We have not lived up to expectation of what we can do for the African Child. Education must be given it’s rightful place if the youths of Africa must find and take up their positions.”
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