The Permanent Representative to the African Union and former Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia, BankoleAdeoye, has been elected a Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union.
In the recent 34th virtual summit of the Union where Ambassador Adeoye was voted unanimously, the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama described the victory as capable of helping Nigeria to fight against terrorism.
Similarly, with the victory of Chad’s former Prime Minister, MoussaFakiMahamat who ran unopposed and won a second term as head of the African Union’s executive body and DR Congo’s President, Felix Tshisekedi as Chairman, experts have expressed optimism that their combination would end the long internal conflicts in the Union.
The summit also had H.E. JosefaSacko from Angola elected as head of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment while Amb. Albert Muchanga from Zambia was re-elected to the post of Economic Development, Trade and Industry and Mining.
Also re-elected to head Infrastructure and Energy is Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid from Egypt while electrions to other positions were postponed.