Dangote calls for deepening of African economy through free trade

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional markets by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the continent’s economy.

Speaking in London at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit, the Nigerian entrepreneur said the key to Africa’s economic growth and strength is in the development of the regional market, saying “Regional markets in Africa must work.”

Dangote said Africans should patronize African markets which is why the free trade agreements by African nations is the direction to go to strengthen African markets. “We need to trade with ourselves”, Dangote stated as he spoke glowingly about the prospect of African economy, the free trade agreement and the availability of huge raw materials to attract investors.

Source: The Sun

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