Niger Delta activist drags Buhari, Liberian President Weah, other eminent Nigerians to Minna as Buhari receives award for pro-poor crusade

President Mohammadu Buhari and his Liberia counterpart, President George Weah will on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, receive an award of excellence on their hard stance and fight against corruption and pro-poor crusade in Africa.

President  Buhari will also declare open the 9th annual conference being organised by the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ ) tagged Minna2018 with the theme: “GOOD GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: PANACEA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.”

President Buhari is expected to be joined by other eminent Nigerians who will be gracing the occasion to give hope to the Nigerian nation through the dogged fight against corruption and the enthronement of good governance in Nigeria.

His Royal Highness Gen Dr. Yahaya Abubakar Rtd, the Etsu Nupe, the Emir of Bida will be the Royal Father of the day while His Excellency Dr. Abubakar Sani Bello, the Executive Governor of Niger state, is the chief host.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Professor AL-Hassan Conteh while The Lead Paper will be delivered by the Director General of National Orientation Agency Dr. Abari Garba.

Equally, several academics, experts and civil society actors will deliver lectures at the conference covering security and environmental issues and the promotion of the culture of peace and peace building in Nigeria and Africa.

The Center for Peace and Environmental Justice has put together the conference to examine the rising tide of violent conflicts in Africa and as a way to draw the attention of Nigerian citizens and politicians on the need for good governance and development, the imperatives of peace, security and environmental best practices.

This will be achieved through the presentation of well-researched papers on ethnic and religious tolerance, environment, security and peace building contextualized within the African nation by renowned scholars, experts, administrators and professionals at the Main Auditorium of the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi Hall, Minna, the capital of Niger state.

The multi stakeholders’ conference which is the 9th so far held across Nigeria states and other African countries will address a lot of the issues earlier raised with an expectation to finding solutions.

Participation will include public and private sectors, community people, representatives of civil society organisations and citizens from across African states.



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