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Lumumba alleges conspiracy by West to keep Africa dependent

Pan-African activist, Professor Patrick Lumumba alleges that there may be a conspiracy by the West to keep Africa continually dependent.

Lumumba has also blamed Africans for not doing enough to liberate the continent from under-development thereby becoming co-contributors to the misfortunes and challenges impeding the continent’s development strides.

The renowned speaker made this known while speaking on the “Conspiracy theory and future of Democracy and Development in Africa”, at the graduation ceremony of Executive Intelligence Management Course 15 of the National Institute for Security studies.

He stated that it was a shame that after African countries gathered few years ago and agreed to allocate
15% of their yearly budget to Health, none of the countries had implemented the agreement.

Professor Lumumba gave an empirical example with Nigeria, which he said was the 5th largest oil producing country in the world but had long fuel queues in its Capital city, Abuja a development he described as unacceptable.

“While countries like Qatar, which is smaller than Bauchi has built fantastic stadiums for the world cup in 8 years from a single natural resources, while Nigeria is flaring it’s gas and wasting the resources. It is a shame and not worthy of a great Nation like Nigeria with some many potentials”, the vocal pan-Africanist lamented.

As a way forward, the professor urged Africa to look towards the development of the energy sector if meaningful development was be to be achieved.

Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi represented by the Director Administration, said the Executive Intelligence Management Course 15 participants had been trained on how to mitigate climate change crisis for National Security.

The commandant of the National Institute for Security Studies Alhaji Ayodele Adeleke urged the 78 grandaunts from Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Rwanda and Tanzania to ensure that they were good ambassadors of the Institute and translate the knowledge gained into practical use for the benefit of their countries.

Reporting by Emmanuel Ejim; Editing by Muzha Kucha