• Short Summary

    A MEETING OF THE AFRICAN GROUNDNUT COUNCIL IS BEING HELD IN NIGERIA. IT WAS OPENED?

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    A MEETING OF THE AFRICAN GROUNDNUT COUNCIL IS BEING HELD IN NIGERIA. IT WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE COUNCIL'S HEADQUARTERS IN LAGOS BY THE CITY'S ADMINISTRATOR, MAJOR JOHNSON, ON BEHALF OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT. EIGHT COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED.

    THE FOUR-DAY MEETING IS BEING HELD IN LAGOS FOR THE FIRST TIME. DELEGATES WILL EXAMINE MARKETING AND RESEARCH PROBLEMS AND DISCUSS PRICE STABILISATION. THEY WILL ALSO EXPLORE AVENUES FOR INCREASING WORLD CONSUMPTION.

    MAJOR JOHNSON SAID THE COUNCIL WAS AN IMPORTANT EXPERIMENT IN ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION. IT WAS A TEST OF AFRICA'S ABILITY OF REALISE THE DREAMS OF ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION ENVISAGED BY THE CHARTER OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) HE SAID THE EXPERIMENT MUST NOT FAIL -- OTHERWISE THE WHOLE OF AFRICA WOULD BE LET DOWN. BUT IF IT SUCCEEDED, HE RAISE THE IMAGE AND STANDARDS OF OUR VARIOUS PEOPLES ON THIS GIANT CONTINENT."
    NOTING THAT MEMBER-COUNTRIES WOULD CONCENTRATE ON EXCHANGING RESEARCH, MAJOR JOHNSON SAID THIS WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY HELP PROMOTE THE EXPANSION OF GROUNDNUT CONSUMPTION AND ADVANCE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS AMONG PRODUCER-COUNTRIES. SUCH ECONOMIC RELATIONS, HE ADDED, WOULD FORGE STRONGER TIES BETWEEN THESE COUNTRIES AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE OAU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7HUGA2XX6LGS47M8XQCW5TOPG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HUGA2XX6LGS47M8XQCW5TOPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:11:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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