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Common currency, free visa advocated in Africa

Participants at the Africans Liberation Week campaign on borderless Africa in Jigawa. Photo. Usman Mohammed/Radio Nigeria

Jigawa State Government has emphasised the need of establishing of common African currency and free visa among countries in the continent for healthy business environment in the continent.

The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Tourism, Alhaji Muhammad Bello stated this while declaring a one-day workshop and press briefing to mark the Africans Liberation Week campaign on borderless Africa.

According to him, formations of common African and foreign policy among African countries would be one of the bedrocks for African developing economic and effective security.

Alhaji Muhammad Bello said there is also need for emphasis on free visa to all Africans and establishment of common African currency.

In a paper presented by the Coordinator of Save Nigeria Now, Comrade Maryam Ibrahim said, the group has observed with dismay how the continent was drifting into social, economic, and security crises despite the abundance of minerals and human resources Almighty God bestowed the continent.

“We must be masters of our own destiny, all Africa must rise, unite themselves, speak with one voice, become brothers keepers and join hands toward liberating the continent from contemporary global domination.”

The workshop was organised by a Non-Governmental organisation, Save Nigeria Now in collaboration with Ministries, Immigration and Army.

Reporting by Usman Mohammed; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu