UNGA: Foreign Exploitation Stunting Equitable Distribution Of Wealth In Africa, Says Tinubu
President Bola Tinubu says foreign interference is hindering a fair distribution of wealth in Africa.
Tinubu spoke on Tuesday while delivering his inaugural speech at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States.
This is his first attendance at the UNGA since he assumed office in May. The president noted that while poor governance and broken promises have negatively affected Africa, unfair treatment and outright foreign exploitation have also stunted the continent’s progress.
He asked foreign countries to abide by the Summit’s theme of “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 agenda and its sustainable development goals towards
peace, prosperity, progresS and the
sustainability for all,” for a mutually
beneficial relationship with Africa.
“This is my first address before the General Assembly. Permit me to say a few words on behalf of Nigeria, on behalf of Africa, regarding this year’s theme,” he said.
“Many proclamations have been made, yet our troubles remain close at hand. Failures in good governance have hindered Africa.