By Tambaya Julius, Abuja
President Bola Tinubu has returned to Abuja after attending the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union in Nairobi, Kenya.
This significant event witnessed the convergence of African leaders, aiming to address key issues and strategize for the progress of the continent.
Upon his arrival, President Tinubu received a warm welcome from notable dignitaries, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume; Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila; Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma; and former Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Their presence signifies the importance of the meeting and the shared commitment to Africa’s development.
During the gathering in Nairobi, President Tinubu delivered a compelling speech, shedding light on the strategies required to reposition the African continent for the betterment of its people.
His address emphasised the significance of unity and strength among African nations, while firmly rejecting any notion of a new scramble for Africa.
Drawing from historical experiences, he stressed the importance of learning from past plundering and exploitation, ensuring they remain in the annals of history and are never repeated.
President Tinubu also took the opportunity to call upon African leaders to uphold and respect the principles of democracy and the rule of law.
Recognizing that political stability is crucial for progress, he urged his fellow leaders to maintain stable political environments that foster inclusive governance and sustainable development across the continent.
Throughout his time in Kenya, President Tinubu repeatedly expressed his unwavering belief in Africa’s potential.
He highlighted the diverse resources and talents the continent possesses, urging African nations to harness them effectively for the benefit of their people.
By working collectively and collaboratively, he envisioned a future where Africa stands strong and united, playing a leading role on the global stage.