Updated: February 25, 2021
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, on Monday, called on African nations to embrace free trade, arguing that the continent’s economic growth and strength depended on it.
Mr Dangote was speaking in London during a “One to One Conversation” segment at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit.
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Dangote argued that neighbouring Benin Republic continues to import cement from China while his Nigerian factory is only 35 miles away from the border.
He said free trade agreements by African nations is the way forward to strengthen African markets.
“We need to trade with ourselves,” Dangote said, according to a statement.