Vice president Kashim Shettima, has implored African leaders to work towards ramping up to $3.1 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) in countries on the continent.
The Vice President, gave the charge during the african economy of scale plenary on the sidelines of the ongoing world economic forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland,
He lamented that African trade was still hovering around three percent of world trade insisting that the indices must be reversed and ramped up.
He told African leaders that economies in Africa has the ability to do more if the leaders come together to build a more formidable unit, with a bigger voice and stronger negotiating abilities.
He urged them to run faster and purposefully to catch up with the rest of the world in eradicating crass poverty on the continent and prove that the continent could be a significant contributor to world productivity that can integrate better with the rest of the world.