On Tuesday, President Bola Tinubu emphasised that for African States to work together to take advantage of all the developmental potential available to them, they must first maintain peace.
Consequently, he promised Nigeria’s support for the African Union’s initiatives to end the pockets of violence and instability in nations like Sudan, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali, among others.
This information was provided by Ajuri Ngelale, the president’s special adviser for media and publicity, in a statement he released on Monday under the heading “President Tinubu to the African Union: Nigeria is behind you and we will not let you fail to secure stability and prosperity for Africa.”
According to Tinubu, the AU is strategically positioned to establish consensus views for the continent on its dealings with the rest of the globe in terms of economic and sociopolitical matters.
Nothing other than accepting freedom and the rule of law can bring about development and prosperity, he declared.
It’s an important indicator of sustainable development. We are grateful that the AU is actively mediating peace talks between the warring factions in Sudan and working hard to bring about peace in the Sahel.
Peace in Sudan would be a significant accomplishment. I admire what you did in Burkina Faso and how well we worked together in Niger.
Tinubu referred to the twenty-first century as “Africa’s era” and emphasised the need for security and prosperity for the black people.
Therefore, he declared, “We must create a sustainable development model…But we need to get past people with a misguided and wicked perception of Africa.
The President stated, “We are not averse to conflict, but we prefer to remain restrained for now, at this time.
He promised that his nation would work with them to realise this ambition, saying, “Nigeria will collaborate with you.”
Assoumani, the chair of the African Union, stated that rather than competing with Nigeria, the group aims to accomplish its work in preserving peace and development in Africa.
The Comoran leader stated, “It is our duty to deal with the extra-constitutional power struggles on the continent.
“We have made it clear to China and Russia that it is their duty to keep these nations stable since there can be no joint development efforts in the event that these nations are unstable due to coups.
“We value your stance on these issues.”
Comoros, Assoumani continued, is interested in learning from Nigeria’s experience in improving diversity management, electoral process, and economic growth over a long period of time.
He highlighted, “We want to make our nation a rising economy, and we need Nigeria’s expertise as we ask for your help in conducting an election that will earn us the respect of the world community and allow us to develop at the correct speed and quality.
He reiterated that the Islamic world has a key role to play in the maintenance of peace and prosperity in Africa and around the world. President Tinubu also greeted Hissein Taha, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The work we are doing in the Sahel is crucial. We know we need to work harder.
We must convey to our Muslim brethren who are attempting to usurp authority that only Allah choose rulers.
“We must respect Allah’s will. I’m prepared to work with you. Our region appreciates your efforts in promoting agricultural development and ensuring food security by supplying resources from Islamic banks. The President declared, “I am resolved to cooperate with you in improving Nigerians and Africans.
The 57-nation organization’s supreme chairman lauded Tinubu for his active efforts to bring African governments to a point of understanding.
Taha stated, “We must reach agreement on the importance of peace, particularly among our member states.
“When you were chosen to lead ECOWAS, it gave us faith and optimism that things would become better in the Sahel region since you are uniting people.
“We are pleased that you have been elected President of Nigeria, and we have noticed the changes.”