Buhari Attends 3rd International Peace, Security Forum in Dakar Today 

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-05)

Nahimat Adekoga


President Muhammadu Buhari today is embarking on a journey to Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, where he is expected to join other African leaders attendant at a two-day International Forum on Peace and Security.

The event slated for 5th and 6th December according to a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina was convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with support from the African Union to discuss security-related challenges on the continent, would be attended by African leaders and representatives of regional and international organisations.

The statement disclosed that Buhari is scheduled to participate at a panel of heads of state on Tuesday, December 6 after he might have taken other sessions concerning security consider peculiar to Nigeria.

It said, ” President, who has identified improved security in Nigeria as a priority for development, shares the vision of the Forum in finding lasting solutions to security challenges on the continent, notably terrorism and violent extremism, piracy, drugs, child and human trafficking.

“In Dakar, the Nigerian leader will use the occasion of his participation in the Forum to continue his active engagement with political authorities on the need for enhanced security cooperation in the region”, he assured.

“The theme of the two-day Forum is, “Africa and its Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective Solutions’’.




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