It’s high time Africans came together to navigate complexities of global economic and political volatility – Ohuabunwa

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A former presidential aspirant in the 2023 general elections and immediate past President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharmacist Sam Ohuabunwa has reiterated the opportunities inherent in the African economy, saying it was high time nationals from the sub-Saharan region came together to mitigate its economic and political volatilities.

This was as he called for collective action by Africans in tackling its numerous economic challenges, adding, “Through collaboration and innovation, we can unlock Africa’s vast potential and pave the way for a brighter future for all.”

In an interview, on Wednesday, in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State, Ohuabunwa, who is the President of Africa Economic Summit 2024, said, “As anticipation builds for the Africa Economic Summit 2024, esteemed leaders including President Joseph Boakai, President of Liberia, have
confirmed their attendance.

“The summit, scheduled for June 3-4, 2024, at the prestigious Continental Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, will convene under the theme, “Africa: Riding the Crest of Global Economic and Political Volatility.

“The chosen theme reflects the continent’s resilience in the face of global economic and political challenges, highlighting Africa’s determination to navigate turbulent waters and emerge stronger and more prosperous.

“Against the vibrant backdrop of Abuja,
Nigeria’s capital, the summit promises to be a catalyst for dynamic discussions,
innovative solutions, and impactful collaborations.

“Africa is at a critical juncture, and it is imperative that we come together to navigate the complexities of global economic and political volatility.

“Through collaboration and innovation, we can unlock Africa’s vast potential and pave the way for a brighter future for all.”

Also speaking, Founder of Africa Economic Summit, Dr. Brian Reuben, expressed his excitement for
the upcoming event, adding “The Summit serves as a testament to Africa’s resilience and potential in the face of global volatility. As we gather in Abuja,
Nigeria, we have a unique opportunity to harness Africa’s strengths and chart a course towards sustainable economic growth and development.

He revealed that President Boakai of Liberia; Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Benjamin Kalu; the Speaker of the National Assembly of Gambia, Fabakary Jatta, the Director-General of Kenya School of Government, Prof. Ludeki Chweya; a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha have indicated interest to attend the Summit.

According to him, “Their participation underscores the summit’s commitment to fostering inclusive dialogue and exploring holistic solutions to Africa’s economic

Also billed for attendance is the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mr. Yoofi Grant; Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Dr. Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite; Ambassador -At-Larger, Republic of Liberia; Hon Sheikh Al Moustapha Kouyateh; Malawi’s Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Hon Simple Chithyola Banda; the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole.

Others include the Minister of Public Service Uganda, Hon. Muruli Mukasa; and the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon Uche Nnaji, among others.

According to him, “These personalities will engage in thought-provoking
discussions, share invaluable insights, and explore innovative approaches to propel Africa towards sustainable economic growth and prosperity. Several other confirmations are expected including from the President of Nigeria and the Gambia in the next few days ahead of the Summit.”

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