A lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Amaechi Akwanya, has charged Pan-African leaders to collaborate in order to surmount the challenges confronting the continent.
Akwanya gave the charge in his keynote address at a leadership conference in Owerri.
The event was organised by the Pan-African Association of Scholars of Humanities and Social Sciences a civil society organisation.
The theme of the occasion is: “Pan-Africanism, the African Union and those left behind”.
He called on African leaders to synergise in order to harness viable solutions to developmental challenges on the continent.
Akwanya, a professor of English and Literary Studies, decried the developmental backwardness in Africa.
He, therefore, urged leaders at all levels to trade personal ambitions for collective interests.
He commended PASHASS for organising the conference and underscored the need for huge investment in education as a catalyst to development on the continent.