Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has extolled President Bola Tinubu for his impactful address at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where he championed the equality of Africa with other global continents.
In his speech, President Tinubu highlighted the longstanding issues of unfair treatment and foreign exploitation that have hindered Africa’s advancement, asserting that Africa is not inferior to any other continent in the world.
Reacting to Tinubu’s remarks, Agbakoba, in a post on X (formerly Twitter), tagged ‘A well-received statement at UNGA!’, acclaimed that no African leader has ever represented the entire African continent with such fervour and conviction as the Nigerian President did.
He emphasised that Africa must seize this moment to affirm its stance as an equal partner in the global arena, not as beggars but as collaborators in world development.
What was the essence of agbakoba tinubu’s UN speech?
President Tinubu emphasised the equality of Africa with other continents, addressing issues of unfair treatment and exploitation that have impeded Africa’s progress.
How did Agbakoba react to Tinubu’s speech?
Agbakoba praised Tinubu’s address, noting it as a historic representation of Africa’s stance as an equal partner in the world, a feat not achieved since Kwame Nkrumah’s vision for a pan-African agenda.
What is the significance of Tinubu’s address according to Agbakoba?
Agbakoba believes that Tinubu’s speech serves as a pivotal policy statement for Africa, urging the continent to rally its collective energies and declare to the world its awakened state and partnership stance.
How has the speech been received globally?
The speech has been well-received, marking a significant moment in UNGA’s history, with Africa asserting its strength and equality on the global stage.
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