Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has congratulated Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on his appointment as the High Representative of the African Union in the Horn of Africa.

Moussa Mahamat, Chairperson of the Commission, announced the appointment in a statement on Thursday.

The Horn of Africa region covers countries in the eastern region of Africa – Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda are countries covered in this region.

Mahamat explained that the appointment is to ensure peace, security and political dialogue across the Africa region.

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the new appointment was another milestone in the life of the former president.

Abiodun noted that the appointment did not come to him as surprise, given the various interventions and engagements of Obasanjo in several African countries to ensure peace and stability.

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