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Nigeria @50: Contributions Towards Global Peace and Security

12 October 2010
12:30 - 14:00

Date :

12 October 2010

Time :

12:30 – 14:00

Presenter :

HE Brig. MB Marwa, High Commissioner: Federal Republic of Nigeria

The most populous country in Africa cannot be mentioned without profiling its long history of peace and security in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The paper will examine among other things, the commitment by Nigeria towards political and economic liberation of the continent. It will also establish several criteria that duly qualify Nigeria to continue its front line role in Africa’s Peace and security efforts. The unanimous recognition of these efforts by the international community will further strengthen Nigeria’s case to becoming a permanent member of the envisaged expanded Committee of the United Nations Peace and Security. 


Ambassador Marwa has an undiluted military background in service to the security and management of his country, Nigeria. He studied at the Nigeria Military School Zaria and the Nigeria Defence Academy Kaduna. In quest for better Public service administration and international relations efforts  of   Nigeria as an emerging democratic state, Ambassador Marwa took up Management and  International Relations studies at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Harvard respectively. At the dawn of his political trajectory, General Marwa served as Governor of both Lagos and  Borno States of the  Federal Republic of Nigeria.  He further became the Nigeria Ambassadors at the United Nations and the United States of America. He is presently a political stalwart of the Nigerian ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and serves as the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa.


The presentation from the seminar is available for download 


The paper from the seminar is also available for download


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