Couple of days after President Muhammadu Buhari cried out to Nigerians that he was depressed and distressed over the incessant violence in the land, the president is billed to jet off to Paris the French capital France, today, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum between November 11-13, 2018.
The event organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global security challenges and ensuring durable peace.”
Buhari is expected to join United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and other world leaders in discussing contributions towards global peace while underscoring the imperative of collective action.
Part of Buhari’s schedule will be to 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.
President Buhari will attend a luncheon hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in honour of visiting heads of delegations. The President and his delegation will not depart Paris without having an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in France.
Accompying him on the trip will include Katsina’s Aminu Masari,Anambra’s Willie Obiano and Ekiti’s Kayode Fayemi. Others are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.