Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the continent’s economy.
The Nigerian entrepreneur has made the call in London during “One to One Conversation” at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit.
He said that the Africans must patronise African markets which is why the free trade agreements by African nations is the direction to go to strengthen African markets.
Dangote said the key to Africa’s economic growth and strength is in the development of the regional market, saying “Regional markets in Africa must work.”
He said: “We need to trade with ourselves.”