As the third International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa holds in Dakar, Senegal, from Monday December 5-6, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari has been said to attend.
The two-day Forum, themed, “Africa and its Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective Solutions,” convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with support from the African Union (AU) to discuss security-related challenges on the continent, will be attended by African leaders and representatives of regional and international organisations.
President Buhari, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, is scheduled to participate in the Forum’s Panel of Heads of State on Tuesday, December 6.
Mr. Femi Adesina said the President, who had identified improved security in Nigeria as a priority for development, shared 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.