Buhari to depart for Senegal for conference on peace, security

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for Dakar, Senegal, to attend the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.
The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the statement, the forum will be convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with support from the African Union to discuss security-related challenges on the continent.
It stated that the event would be attended by African leaders and representatives of regional and international organisations.
“President Buhari is scheduled to participate in the Panel of Heads of State on Tuesday.
“The 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, security challenges such as terrorism and violent extremism, piracy, drugs, child and human trafficking,” the statement said.
According to the statement, 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.
The theme of the two-day Forum is, “Africa and its Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective Solutions”.

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