By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari would depart Nigeria for Senegal, Monday, to attend the Third Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa holding Dakar, the country’s capital.
Themed “Africa and its Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective Solutions’’, the Forum, convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with support from the African Union would discuss security-related challenges on the continent.
The event which would hold between Monday and Tuesday would be attended by African leaders and representatives of regional and international organisations.
A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman on Sunday stated that President Buhari was scheduled to participate in the Panel of Heads of State on Tuesday, December 6.
According to the statement “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.”
It added that “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.”