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Insurgency: African Diplomatic Group Pledges Support For Nigeria

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By Olorunleke Oluwapelumi, Abuja

The African Diplomatic Group ADG in Nigeria has disclosed that it will support efforts by the federal government to stem forced displacement by donating relief materials to the Nigerian National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

The minister counselor, Press and Public Affairs, Liberian Embassy, Nat Bayjay disclosed this on behalf of the African Diplomatic Group at the 2019 Africa Day celebration in Abuja.

Recall that the AU declared 2019 as “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa.”

In his address during the Africa Day celebration, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, while delivering the message of the President of Egypt and chairperson of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government Abdul Fattah el Sisi said 56 years ago the founding fathers laid the first official blueprint for cooperation and integration between African countries which cemented the aspirations of African people for peace and prosperity that are still valid till date.

The Ambassador highlighted the importance of tapping into the amazing potentials of human capital.

He stressed that joint efforts are bearing fruits in resolving conflicts and problems that have long crippled African countries in their quest for stability.

“All governments currently underscore the vital role of the private sector and the added value of joint partnerships towards achieving the various continental and domestic projects and ventures. In this regards, I am particularly pleased with the steps taken to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area which is expected to boost intra-African trade.

“Dear sisters and brothers many challenges still lie ahead but our fore fathers had a dream. A vision of a peaceful and prosperous Africa where its wonderful people live in harmony and dignity where we continue to contribute to modern civilization as we did in the past, where we tolerate our difference and cherish our amazing diversity together, we are stronger countries and development partners working with us to make this world a better we are also thankful to all non African friendly one for us and our child,” the envoy said.

He added that he was delighted to see the continent making commendable strides towards sustainable development as enshrined in the adoption of agenda 2063.

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