Daniel Arap Moi pioneered regional cooperation – Osinbajo

By Oluwaseun Sonde

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that many in Africa will remember former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi in particular for the pioneering work that he did, especially with respect to regional cooperation.

While making his remark, Prof. Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the State Funeral for the late Arap Moi at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, was among leaders who delivered tributes in honour of the departed African leader “He was, as we have heard, very instrumental in the resuscitation of the East African Community, along with President Museveni and others.

He was also very instrumental in COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) and even IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development)”, he said.

He said these are the precursors of the African Continental Free Trade Area arrangements that Africans are making today and to which almost every African country has subscribed to and it will define the future of trade and relations in Africa.

He thanked God for such a great life. “We thank God for all that he was able to do for Kenya and also for Africa. We believe that the Almighty God who he served through his life has already received him even now.

“We bless the name of the Lord for all that he was able to do in his lifetime and we pray that the Lord God Almighty will comfort his family, will comfort the Government of Kenya and the people of Kenya”, he said.

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