By The World Satellite.
African Union Day commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which gave way to the establishment of the African Union created on 25th May, 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is observed annually on the 25th of May to celebrate African unity.
In a message to African leaders to mark the ”Africa Union Day 2020,” commemorated by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari averred that Africa has given the world a new hope by choosing the theme ”Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID-19” for this year’s Africa Day celebration.
Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peace on the continent as a prerequisite for sustainable development.
President Buahri stressed the need for African leaders to ensure that every effort is made to ensure the success of silencing the guns on the continent, emphasizing the need to sensitize Africans about the inseparable connection between peace and development.
”Peace, security, unity and harmony are prerequisites for development in Africa,” the Nigerian leader remarked while urging citizens all over the continent to innovate on how ‘Silencing the Guns’ can be used to achieve peace and grow African economies. He therefore called for peace on the continent as a prerequisite for sustainable development
Also, the Nigerian President urged regional economic groups, civil society organisations and the private sector in Africa to take full ownership of the theme of this year’s celebration to strengthen collaborative efforts among member-countries of the African Union.