- Nigeria is still regarded as a big brother country in Africa
- In-spite of its challenges, Nigeria continues to lead other African countries in virtually every sector
- A recent continental election proves that Nigeria is still well respected in the continent
Nigeria on Saturday, July 1 assumed the chairmanship of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports.
The PSC is the standing organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts.
It is a key element of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), which is the umbrella term for the main AU mechanisms for promoting peace, security and stability in Africa.
It was established to be a collective security and ‘early warning’ arrangement with the ability to facilitate timely and efficient responses to conflict and crisis situations.
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The PSC’s core functions are to conduct early warning and preventive diplomacy, facilitate peace-making, establish peace-support operations and, in certain circumstances, recommend intervention in member states to promote peace, security and stability.
The PSC also works in support of peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction as well as humanitarian action and disaster management.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has officially kick-started the export of Nigerian yam to different parts of the world in fulfillment of the promise of the Buhari's administration to diversify the economy.
The Nigeria Yam Export was launched at Lillypond Container Terminal, Ijora, Lagos on Thursday, June 29, by the minister of agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh.
“Oil and gas cannot employ millions of people just like agriculture so we must work hard to move from oil to earning foreign exchange from agriculture,” Ogbeh said at the event.
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