The president’s Special Adviser on Media and
Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in
a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the statement, the forum will be
convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with
support from the African Union to discuss security-
related challenges on the continent.
It stated that the event would be attended by
African leaders and representatives of regional and
“President Buhari is scheduled to participate in the
Panel of Heads of State on Tuesday.
“The President, who has identified improved
security in Nigeria as a priority for development,
shares the vision of the forum in finding lasting
solutions to security challenges on the continent.
“Notably, security challenges such as terrorism
and violent extremism, piracy, drugs, child and
human trafficking,” the statement said.
According to the statement, the Nigerian leader will
use the occasion of his participation in the forum
to continue his active engagement with political
authorities on the need for enhanced security
cooperation in the region.
The theme of the two-day Forum is, “Africa and its
Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective