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Zambia to help Nigeria fight insecurity

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema said on Friday his new government would implement policies to reduce the fiscal deficit, restore economic growth and review mining policies.

The Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Solomon Samuel, has expressed concern over the security situation in the country.

The envoy, who spoke ahead of the International Peace Concert billed for Saturday in Abuja, expressed Zambia’s readiness to help Nigeria tackle terrorism and banditry.

The concert, themed ‘Hope in troubled times’, will have singing groups from Nigeria and Ghana perform to seek divine intervention in addressing security challenges.

He said: “The Seventh Day Adventist Church has come up with a brilliant method of enhancing peace. To this effect, Zambia would want to identify with the Adventist Church. Because our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, who are grappling with insecurity, Zambia cannot stand idle and watch them face acts of terrorism.”

Recalling the role Nigeria played in the liberation of Zambia and other southern African countries from the apartheid regime, Samuel disclosed that Zambia is willing to partner with Nigeria in the training of security personnel to tackle insecurity in the country.

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