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  • OAU pledges Nigeria's support on Free Trade
  • Former Assistant Secretary-General,
    Organisation of Africa Union, OAU, and
    Secretary-General, Africa Society, Ambassador
    Ahmed Haggag, has appealed to President
    Muhammadu Buhari to urgently reconsider,
    favourably, the African Continental Free Trade
    Area Treaty.
    Similarly, Head, Egyptian Council and Supreme
    Court of Media Regulations, Makram Ahmed,
    has emphasised the commitment of the
    Republic of Egypt towards correcting the
    negative image of the African continent before
    the world, particularly via the training and
    reorientation of young African journalists.
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    They spoke to Vanguard in separate interviews
    at the opening ceremony of the 51st Training
    Course for Young African Journalists put
    together by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign
    Affairs and the African Union of Journalists,
    AUJ; a three-week event ongoing in Cairo,
    Egypt, with over 22 journalists from different
    African countries participating.
    Haggag, speaking on behalf of AUJ Secretary-
    General, Mahfouz El Ansary, urged Buhari to
    urgently prevail on all sectors of the Nigerian
    economy to consent to the threaty, saying the
    nation has a lot to benefit from it.
    Recall that Buhari had shunned the African
    Union Summit held last month in Rwanda; an
    action which aborted the threaty seeking to
    establish a free trade zone across 54 countries
    on the grounds that there was need for more
    consultations with some sectors of the nation’s
    economy.
    He said: “Nigeria is a big country and in fact
    the richest on the African continent. We cannot
    conceive a threaty for free trade zone in Africa
    without Nigeria.
    “Between Europe and Nigeria there are free
    trades; how come among African countries we
    do not have free trade? Nigeria stands to gain
    a lot from this.”
    Haggag also urged journalists across the
    continent to live up to the responsibility of
    speaking up for Africa, if the common problems
    bedevilling the continent must be resolved.
    Meanwhile, the National Secretary, Nigeria
    Union of Journalists, NUJ, Shuaibu Leman,
    urged journalists participating in the training
    to maximise the opportunity, saying: “the
    training bothers on issues of development in
    Africa; from the issue of African commercial
    free zone to cultural diversification, rotation of
    political power, political and security
    challenges, empowerment of women in Africa,
    yellow press, and education in Africa, among
    others.”

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