Peace Forum:  Presidency Says Buhari’s Participation will Address Nigeria’s Security Challenges 


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The Presidency has expressed confidence that  President Muhammadu Buhari’s presence at the  Peace Forum in France  will “have tremendous advantage in tackling security challenges in the country.”‎

Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said this when he interacted with journalists on arrival in Paris, Saturday.

According to him, Nigeria cannot afford to stay away from the forum as it has its own share of negative impact of insurgency.

He added that Buhari is joining other world leaders to find a common front and solutions to the incidences of bloodshed, insurgency, and rebellions ravaging the world.

He said: “Well the world has seen too much of war, it has seen too much of bloodshed, too much of insurgency, has seen rebellions, has seen too much lost of lives in many millions.

“In Nigeria, we know the Boko Haram insurgency, we have ISIS, we have Taliban, and these things are all over the world.

“So, if world leaders will gather to celebrate peace, I think it’s a refreshing thing. And coincidentally, it’s coming at a time the world is cerebrating 100 years after the end of the first world war. So it’s very significant for the world to celebrate peace instead of war.”

On the expected take ways for Nigeria from this forum, he said “Nigeria is part of the global community and Nigeria needs peace just like other countries of the world.

“So, it is not unlikely that here they are going to talk about the theaters of wars, insurgencies, and unrest all over the world. They will form a common front and common solution.

“So it is very important for Nigeria to be here, Nigeria needs peace.”

Adesina also said issue of the up coming general elections in Nigeria may dominate the discussions with the Nigerian community in France on Monday.

“Well at a time Nigeria is about to go to the polls, I’m sure he is going to assure them that it will be free, it will be fair, and it will be peaceful,” he stated
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