Africa can’t enjoy democracy amidst poverty, starvation – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Monday said the International Development Financing efforts must prioritise the needs of Africans as the continent cannot enjoy democracy when poverty and starvation ravages her people.

He asserted that Africa must have a consensus view that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent through IDF institutions over the years must meet the specific needs of developing democracies in Africa, even if it is done with exclusive regard for their own enlightened self-interest.

“We must join hands and agree that International Finance Institutions require reform as Africa is not to be a ground for economic scavenging any longer,,” Tinubu told his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, when both leaders conferred ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Monday titled ’President Tinubu advances…


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