President Muhammadu Buhari and three governors have left Abuja on Friday, November 9, 2018, to join other world leaders in France to discuss contributions towards global peace while underscoring the imperative of collective action.
According to a statement from the presidency, Buhari will join the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and other world leaders in the Paris Peace Forum. The statement reads:
“While in Paris, President Buhari will also join other world leaders to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice signed on November 11, 1918 between the Allied Forces and Germany in the forest of Compiegne in France to end the First World War,”
The forum is a first of its kind that’ll take place between November 11 and November 13. It is organized by the French government and a number of non-governmental organizations and is based on the idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.
President Buhari will also attend a luncheon hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, in honour of visiting heads of delegations. He will also participate in an interactive session with the Nigerian community in the European country.
Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari; Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano; and Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, are part of the president’s delegation to France.
Others are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.