The African Union, AU Economic, Social and Cultural Council, ECOSOCC has underscored the need for African leaders to work closely to ensure economic growth of the continent.

The Council is an advisory body of the African Union designed to give civil society organisations a voice within AU institutions and decision-making processes.

1st-Nigerian Representative of the 3rd Permanent General Assembly of AU-ECOSOCC, Tunji Asaolu stated this in his address at the inauguration of Africa Economic Re-engineering Strategy Business Integration and Investment in Abuja, with the theme: “Re-engineering the Africa Economic Strategy for an effective Post-COVID-19 improved trade, investment climate and industralistaion come back.

He added that the event is strategic in the sense that it is timely and there cannot be a better time than this.

Also speaking at the event, the FCT Minister of State Ramatu Aliyu, stressed the need for all countries to offer social, economic and financial stimulus packages to alleviate effect of the pandemic.

The Chairman of the event planning committee, Moses Owharo said that the event marked the beginning of economic development across Africa and the intertional community.