Lagos - David Bala, the outgoing Ambassador
of Nigeria to Burkina Faso, has paid a farewell visit to African Union SAFGRAD
Office in Ouagadougou.
He used the opportunity of the visit to highlight the
crucial role of Agriculture in Africa, hence AU SAFGRAD programmes.
AU SAFGRAD Office Coordinator, Dr Ahmed Elmekass, hosted
the outgoing envoy.
Elmekass congratulated the Nigerian diplomat for
successfully completing his tenure in Burkina Faso and for the exemplary roles
played in regional integration and development.
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“Although I am not a part of Burkina Faso Government, but
as an African, I appreciate your achievements here in Burkina Faso, our host
country,” added Elmekass.
Bala noted the key role of AU as a unifying entity to
promote peace and prosperity in African continent.
He particularly identified with the activities of AU
SAFGRAD in promoting livelihood resilience in Africa semi-arid zones through
Bala pointed out that increased and sustained
agricultural production holds the key to economic development in Africa.
“This is against the backdrop of falling prices of
mineral resources particularly crude oil,” he said. – CAJ News
- CAJ News