Nigeria has been re-elected into the African Union Peace and Safety Council (AUPSC) for one more three-year mandate (2022-2025).
The nation, representing West Africa, pulled 44 votes within the first spherical to safe victory.
Victor Adeleke, Ambassador to Ethiopia and Everlasting Consultant to the AU, represents Nigeria.
The election of the 15-member council was held throughout the 40th Extraordinary Session (Ministers of Overseas Affairs) in Addis Ababa.
Elected alongside the world’s most populous black nation have been Cameroon, Djibouti, Morocco and Namibia.
Elected for a two-year mandate have been Burundi, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, and The Gambia.
Nigeria is the one nation that has sustained the membership of the PSC since its inception in 2004.
The PSC conducts early warning and preventive diplomacy, facilitates peace-making, establishes peace help operations and recommends intervention to advertise peace and safety.
The AU organ works in help of peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction in addition to humanitarian motion and catastrophe administration.
President Muhammed Buhari’s administration is accelerating the implementation of the African Peace and Safety Structure (APSA) and the African Governance Structure (AGA) consistent with the AU Agenda 2063 and the UN 2030 Agenda. Supply: DailyPost