West Africa Should Unite To Defeat Terrorism, Banditry – Tinubu Tells Faye

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu acknowledged as we speak that West African nations should work collectively to fight banditry, terrorism, and different prison actions within the area.

Tinubu acknowledged this on the Presidential Villa in Abuja whereas internet hosting Senegalese President Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the place he urged West Africa to unify its function and construction so as to correctly remedy the area’s difficulties.

“We should defeat human trafficking; we should defeat terrorism, banditry, and poverty in our society. That should be our focus and dedication,” a press release by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted Tinubu as saying.

The President described Nigeria and Senegal as brotherly nations, recounting each nations’ lengthy historical past of cooperation.

“We’re brothers. Now we have a shared curiosity in democracy. To make democracy sustainable within the curiosity of our folks, we undoubtedly should work exhausting.

“I’m glad that you’re a shining instance of persistence, perseverance, and dedication to democratic values.

“We should associate to make our folks the main focus of our democratic dedication. Your perception within the sovereignty of Africa is shared by all of us. However how can we work for our folks and make them the main focus of our democracy if we’re violating the rule of regulation and selling an unconstitutional takeover of presidency?

“Because the Chairman of ECOWAS, I’m inviting you to collaborate and meet these different brothers. To influence them to return again to the fold.

“We are going to proceed to work collectively. We share good backgrounds, and we are going to proceed to embrace and promote democratic governance. We should have the ability to associate and construct the liberty we consider in – in financial development, growth, and different spheres of governance. It’s left for us to supply assurance to our folks and stroll our speak.”

Tinubu suggested regional leaders to make the folks the purpose of convergence in authorities, stressing that democracy loses its essence when the persons are not the focus.

The President acknowledged that democratic governance, democratic rules, and constitutional order are sacred and should be safeguarded.

He additionally famous that important establishments and precepts, such because the judiciary and the rule of regulation, should be acknowledged and adopted so as to preserve democracy.

President Faye acknowledged Nigeria and Senegal’s shared values, beliefs, and issues, emphasizing that the 2 nations have had stable relations for the reason that Sixties.

“The nice relations we now have and the relations between our non-public sectors needs to be useful to our nations,” he mentioned.

The Senegalese President advocated for the revival of the Nigeria-Senegal Joint Fee to spice up bilateral relations in diplomacy, commerce, and different areas.

Talking on ECOWAS, Faye acknowledged that with Tinubu’s knowledge and expertise, member states’ relations could also be improved and bolstered for the good thing about the neighborhood.

“ECOWAS is the beacon of profitable regional integration in Africa and globally. It’s one thing we owe to the founding fathers of the neighborhood, and I’ve little doubt that you just need to proceed this legacy of integration. The union goes via a tough patch, however not every part is misplaced.

“I do know I can depend on your knowledge and expertise, because the chief of this nice African nation, and the more moderen instance of Senegal; in order that collectively, hand in hand, we will develop collectively, and that we will focus on with our brothers and persuade them to return again into the fold. To return again and share our frequent democratic values and what we stand for.

“Your knowledge and your democratic values needs to be an asset to that imaginative and prescient, and my youth and dedication will also be an asset. If we come collectively, with all these belongings and benefits, I’m satisfied we will open a window of alternative to debate.

“United, we’re stronger. Confronted with frequent challenges, reminiscent of human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and all different challenges, we have to present resolve to confront these challenges in order that economically we will thrive and fulfill the needs of our folks,” the Senegalese President mentioned.

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