President Muhammadu Buhari has said that development objectives of any nation cannot thrive when there are veritable threats to peace and security.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari said this during his address at the Roundtable of Chinese and African Leaders on the last day of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Adesina quoted Buhari as saying that “These are veritable threats to peace and security and without peace and security we cannot succeed in our development objectives.”
Buhari added that China and Africa must work together to combat threats at all levels “for which Africa remains badly affected, with severe threats to food security and social stability unacceptable levels of poverty, unemployment and youth restiveness.”
On the sidelines of the summit, Buhari also explained to the President of Guinea Bissau, Mr. Jose Mario Bavz why he sent former President Olusegun Obasanjo to Guinea.
He was quoted as saying “I sent former President Olusegun Obasanjo because he is the only person living or dead that has ruled Nigeria for 11 years. I served under him as a military Head of State. He has a strong commitment to Nigeria and Africa. That was why I looked for him and asked him to collaborate with President Macky Sall of Senegal to stabilise the situation of Guinea Bissau.”