President Faustin Archange Touadera was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in Central African Republic to rule the country for another 5 years as allowed by the constitution. Touadera faces a growing threat from an armed rebellion linked to the country’s former strongman Francois Bozize. Touadera, who won the December election with about 53% of the vote, vowed “zero impunity for the perpetrators of crimes” during his second term.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ambassador Gabriel Aduda led a delegation to represent His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari at the Second Term inauguration ceremony of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of Central African Republic, held in the capital city, Bangui.
Other dignitaries in the company of the Permanent Secretary to the events include Hon. Musa Bagos, Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Amb. Umar Salisu, Director, Africa Bilateral Affairs Department, MFA and His Excellency Mohammed Maidugu, Chargé D’Affaires, Nigerian Embassy in Bangui.
During the visit to C.A.R, Aduda met with President Touadera and extended the message of Mr President discussed issues of mutual understanding to the two countries, especially the need to fully establish CAR’s Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria that was closed for luck of funds. There were also fruitful meetings with the Prime Minister, His Excellency Firmin Ngrebada, Senate President Mr. Ngon Moussa Baba and host Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Silvy Timon.
The visit also gave room to the Nigerian Community in CAR coming together at a reception organized by the Nigeria Embassy in Bangui under the able leadership of His Excellency Mohammmed Maidugu, Chargé D’Affaires, Nigeria Embassy in Bangui, C.A.R. The Permanent Secretary addresses the Nigerians on the need to continue to be law abiding and respect the host community.