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Nigeria’s House Speaker Rallies Other Legislative Leaders Across Africa in New Appeal for Debt Relief

Nigeria’s outspoken Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is mobilizing his legislative counterparts in half a dozen other African countries, including Kenya, South Africa, and Ethiopia, to speak out on the need for immediate debt relief and even outright debt cancellation.

Friday’s video conference is part of Speaker Gbajabiamila’s efforts to build momentum for his new Conference of African Speakers and Heads of Parliament (CoSAP) that he launched last month, in an effort to foster pan-African alignment on critical issues like debt and COVID-19.

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