‘There’s Hope for Africa to rise above failures of the past’ – Osinbajo

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US President Donald Trump (C) poses with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L), Guinea's President Alpha Conde (2ndL), Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo (2ndR) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after a family photo of the leaders of the G7 and the leaders of some African countries that have been invited for the two-day talks, on the second day of the G7 summit of Heads of State and of Government, on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

ABUJA, MAY 28, 2017 – Nigeria’s acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that Africa can rise above the failures of the past with the growing population of young people in the continent.

He said this while commenting on his trip to Italy for the G7 summit.

Yemi Osinbajo has, Saturday, departed Abuja for Taormina, Sicily in Italy for the ongoing G7 Summit.unnamed

Elaborating futher, Osinbajo said “Africa is undeterred by the failures of the past and the continent is motivated by the incredible energy and talent of its bustling youthful population”.

“Today, I attended the G7 Summit special outreach forum on Africa with selected African nations and leaders including Nigeria, Guinea, Tunisia, Niger, Ethiopia and Kenya”.

“Africa is confident of the future because we have learnt,…we are investing more in education, insisting on good governance and holding ourselves to account”.images

“But the greatest reason for our optimism is in the incredible energy, talent and creativity of our young people, male and female who are completely undeterred by the failures of the past and are daily taking advantage of innovation and technology bringing about the Africa of our dreams”.

“I commended the seven most industrialized nations of world for their support in the fight against Boko Haram terrorism, especially the US, France and the United Kingdom as effective partners in the Lake Chad basin. The successes of our joint intelligent unit has provided useful and timely intelligence in the war against terrorism”.

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