The win-win components of building tactical partnerships between Morocco and Nigeria for economic growth dominated discussions at the maiden Morocco-Nigeria Strategic Dialogues in Abuja, recently. The output of robust combination of renewable energy and traditional sources to power the economy was unmistakable at the vibrant talks.

The first Morocco-Nigeria Strategic Dialogues with the theme, “Enhancing Opportunities for Growth and Development” was a veritable platform for everything that is possible to grow the African continent. The event was organised in Abuja by the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) and OCP Policy Center.

Morocco and Nigeria, as emerging countries, have considerable leverage in multiple sectors such as energy. In 2016, both countries had brokered a deal on the construction of a gas pipeline from Nigeria to Morocco. Nigeria remains one of the leading producers of oil and gas in Africa while Morocco has developed an increasingly robust expertise in renewable energy.

The discussants and panelists were incisive as they discussed topics related to economic development of African countries, partnerships in the energy sector, the mobilisation of financial resources and the role of youth. The Morocco-Nigeria Strategic Dialogues also presented an opportunity to further explore the inputs of Morocco and Nigeria as two strategic players within the African continent.

Source: THIS DAY