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“It is time for us to re-enact that same Pan-African spirit again” – Folorunsho Alakija Delivers Impassioned Keynote Speech at the African Development Conference

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The 8th Annual African Development Conference held at the Prestigious Harvard University this weekend.

Under the theme, which was to explore creative and collaborative approaches to African challenges and opportunities, the conference brought together a congregation of policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, leaders of civil society organisations and other distinguished individuals from around the World to foster productive dialogue about Africa’s future.

Delivering her keynote speech for the conference, Folorunsho Alakija executive vice chair of leading indigenous oil group Famfa Oil called for the need for collaborative efforts of member states on the continent to help drive the narrative of a new Africa forward.

“In other words, if we want to see the Africa of our dreams, I mean the Africa that you and I will be proud of bequeathing to our children and future generations, all of us must pitch in and do our part. This laudable transformation quest can not be undertaken by a few African States acting independently or in weak organised partnerships” She said. 

The power packed event also featured the former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama and South Africa’s public protector who faced death threats in her quest to bring inconsistencies to the fore, Thuli Madonsela.

3 Comments

  1. Agu

    April 3, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Yes indeed Pan African movement need to start it was a success before and it will again.

  2. Damilola

    April 4, 2017 at 3:36 am

    I was there. It was a nice event.
    I feel real African voices that needs to be heard are not heard. Women who are not connected to government, oil but making a difference in Africa.

  3. anonymous

    April 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    A woman who says women should not go to school? Because somebody gave you Oil block you are now role model? Abeg make we hear word from people who actually worked for their money!!

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