Nigeria has more influence on Togo than the ECOWAS and the AU (Survey)

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 10:09
Nigeria has more influence on Togo than the ECOWAS and the AU (Survey)

(Togo First) - A majority of Togolese citizens believe that Nigeria plays a more positive role than the ECOWAS and the African Union (AU) in Africa. This is according to a recent survey by Afrobaromètre. Conducted over Jan 2020-Jan 2021, the study’s results were released on December 17. It covered a sample population of 1,200 adults.

"On the African continent, ECOWAS (52%) and the sub-regional superpower Nigeria (64%) are seen positively by the majority of Togolese. On the other hand, just 45% rate the influence of the African Union positively,” the survey’s report reads. 

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In detail, more than six out of 10 Togolese (64% of those surveyed) think Nigeria has a very positive or somehow positive economic and political influence on their country’s economy. This is against “only” 52% who think positively of the ECOWAS’ actions and 45% for the AU.

Three out of 10 (27%) of the surveyed said they have no opinion about the AU’s influence in Togo.

Regarding foreign powers, the survey found that many Togolese believe Fance has a relatively negative influence on Togo, while the US and China are seen positively. The US especially is considered as a model of development  by a majority of those surveyed.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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