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Find ways to halt illegal flow of weapons to Africa – Tinubu to UN, AU
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 5 Mar 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

President Bola Tinubu has called on the United Nations and the African Union to find ways to stop the flow of arms and light weapons to Africa.

Tinubu who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, said this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of a summit on African Regional Dialogue of the Future titled: “The Africa we want and the UN we need”.

He said “As part of our collective response to these challenges which have grave global implications, may I urge the participants to find innovative and cost-effective strategies by which the African Union would collaborate with the United Nations and the international community to stem the tide of the proliferation of arms and light weapons into Africa, end terrorism and resurgent insurgency and to check the retrogressive return of the military in governance in Africa.”

But Tinubu commended organisesrs of the event while making a call for reform and democratisation of the UN System.

He said: “The wide support by many reputable international Civil Society Organisations and research institutions…speaks the minds of honest and progressive global citizens”.

 

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