President Muhammadu Buhari has mentioned girls and kids have been the first victims of the breakdown of peace because of the actions of insurgents and bandits which have led to extra widespread displacement and poverty
This was contained in a press release issued on Monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Buhari spoke on the opening ceremony of the ninth General Assembly of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), held on the State House Conference Center.
The President, who was the Special Guest of Honour on the occasion, pledged assist to the resolutions of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) geared toward selling peace and growth within the continent.
He known as upon African Leaders and different stakeholders to assist girls in realising their core goal of constructing a peaceable society.
“The activities of insurgents and banditry have led to more widespread displacement and poverty. It is not in doubt that women and children are the worst affected by the breakdown of peace. Therefore, as mothers, I believe, you are in better position to drive the processes of peace and actions where necessary.
“Indeed, I’m happy to know that your forum has been working towards promoting peaceful coexistence within the continent in so many ways.”
The ninth General Assembly of the AFLPM unanimously elected the First Lady of Nigeria as the brand new President.
In her acceptance speech, Aisha pledged to execute her new duty with complete dedication, urging her colleagues to work in unison in direction of a wonderful future for Africa.
In his transient goodwill message, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, famous that the African continent is presently at a really crucial stage of its historical past when numerous points are confronting its peace.
“Africa is at a critical juncture, facing so many existential challenges. This critical situation calls for decisive leadership and concerted action. Africa is battling with a COVID-19 pandemic, battling with devastating consequences of climate change, battling with the catastrophe of terrorism, battling with human and drug trafficking, irregular migration, crushing poverty, and unfortunately, the list goes on.
“Africa is struggling, Africa is bleeding profusely. We must all come together; we must act and act now. We salute you, the African first ladies, for standing up to be counted. You are a very powerful and influential group that can make a huge difference that can help to deliver the Africa we want, and the Africa we deserve”, he said.