Daily Trust (Abuja)

4 December 2012

Africa Must End Raw Materials Exports Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said African countries must shift from raw materials export to finished goods in order to achieve economic growth.

Speaking when he received outgoing Ugandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Christopher Onyango Aparr at State House yesterday, Jonathan challenged African countries to become globally competitive and begin exporting finished products to the outside world.

The president said economic growth was necessary for political stability.

Earlier, Aparr thanked Jonathan for Nigeria's assistance through the Technical Aid Corps, as well as the strong bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The president also commended outgoing Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ali Rifat Koksal for sustaining cordial relations between Nigeria and his country.

Jonathan also acknowledged the building of a Turkish hospital in Abuja.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.