Trade between nations would only thrive on the commitment of parties involved to the principles of fairness, integrity and equity.
Speaking at the 17th Centre for Value Leadership annual Symposium, on the theme “Intra African trade; growth and economic development,’ Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, said the substance of trade relations and mutual benefit that should accrue from such relations would be threatened in the event of any breach.
The Governor observed that the African narrative had changed from when countries produced similar products, a feat which he said was made possible by some level of industralisation.
The key note speaker, Professor Benedict Oramah, said the time was ripe for Africa as a continent to thrive economically.
Pointing out that the continent had the population and demographic power to its advantage, Oramah stressed the need to equip and train the youths for leadership.