President Muhammadu Buhari calls for collaboration from African Union member states in tackling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Peace and Security Council of the African Union and regional economic communities, to ensure proper coordination and harmony of their efforts at tackling insecurity in the continent.

He said this in Abuja while declaring open the Peace and Security Council Retreat on the enhancement of cooperation between the AU Peace and Security Council and the Regional Economic Communities in the promotion of peace, security and stability in Africa.

Represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the president said it was embarrassing that on a regular basis, fresh conflicts were experienced in the continent, lamenting the decline of post-conflict situations, including terrorism and violent extremism, resulting in large refugee situations and displacement of many across borders.

According to the president, when all of these are comprehensively addressed, then all the weak leakages that often pose the risk of parallel initiatives will be eliminated, thereby achieving the limited objectives under African Peace and Security Architecture.

He said that Nigeria had always advocated for the proper conception and implementation of closer cooperation and collaboration between the AU and the regional economic communities, giving the successes recorded by ECOWAS.


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