Nigeria, other African countries’ underdevelopment linked

The Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) has linked the continent’s underdevelopment to low industrial capacity.

The association said the continent was consuming a lot of goods and services manufactured in foreign countries which had little value to Africa’s natural resources.

CAPA’s Secretary General, Olubunmi Owoso, said this at a briefing in Abuja ahead of the organisation’s conference which starts in Abuja today.

The conference has: “Enhancing technical capacity and partnerships for industrial and sustainable economic development in Africa” as its theme.

He said: “The reason why African countries are underdeveloped is because our industrial capacity is slow, we are consuming a lot of goods and services manufactured in foreign…

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