By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Stakeholders in the country have called for single currency cross Africa.
The stakeholders said the development will help in the growth of the region.
Speaking further, they allege intentional conspiracy as the reason for the continued delay in implementation of single African currency and single trade facilitation.
These recommendations came to the fore on Wednesday in Abuja, during the 2022 National Institute Seminar for Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC), 16 at the National Institute For Security Studies (NISS).
Specifically, the chairman of the programme, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, vice-chancellor University of Abuja, said single currency in Africa as a region, will lead to growth, unity and economic boast of the African region as a whole.
The VC who was represented by the deputy vice-chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Philip Afaha, said Europeans must allow Africa countries solve their problems the African way without interference and imposition of European solutions to Africa.
He also said disunity among Africa countries is the barn of under development in Africa and stated that the single African currency will unite Africa nations.
Also speaking at the programme, one of the speakers, Professor Undenta Undenta said cited the current situation in Niger Republic as a matter of interference and interests from European and America who have natural resources to gain from the region.
Earlier, the director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi said: ” In today’s world, you will agree with me that the landscape of security challenges is rapidly evolving and the dynamism of globalization and regional economic integration play a pivotal role.”
Represented by Bolaji Toke, the director-general, while speaking on the theme of the programme, said, “The topic of the seminar stress at the heart of our collective responsibility as professionals in intelligence, security, law enforcement and regulations. The interconnectivity of our globalised world demands high levels of collaboration by the sharing of information and expertise across the nations.
“In our persuit of safeguarding the interest of our nations and ensuring the safety of our citizens, we are presented with the task of striking a delicate balance between security imperatives and sustainable development goals. At the DSS, we are committed to facing the challenge headon, recognizing that security and economic progressing are intertwined.”
The Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC), 16 is made up of 86 participants from DSS, FAAN, NDLEA, Military, Police, EFCC, ICPC, FRSC, NPA, NIMASA, FIRS, NUC, The Gambia, Niger Republic, Chad among others.