Osinbajo to declare open Africa Industrialisation Day


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is to declare open the 2017 Africa Industrialisation Day (AID) in Abuja.

This was made known in Abuja on Thursday in a statement issued by the organised labour under the auspices of the Industrial Global Union (IGU).

Mr Isa Aremu, Africa’s Vice-President of IGU who signed the statement, said the theme for the day is: ‘‘African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area.’’

Aremu disclosed that a Special Policy Dialogue would be held as part of the buildup activities to mark the Day.

He said that the dialogue session which would also hold in Abuja would centre on ‘‘Fourth Industrial Revolution and its Implications for Africa.’’

According to him, the policy dialogue will critically examine the opportunities for Africa to diversify its economy, create…

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