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Former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ibrahim Gambari has advised the Federal Government to make war against terrorism one of its priorities in the country’s foreign policy.

Gambari gave the advice in Abuja while delivering a lecture at the 2019 Annual Lecture of the Association of Foreign Relations Professionals of Nigeria, AFRPN with the theme: “Theory and Reality in Nigeria’s Foreign Policy-making: Some further Reflections”.

According to Gambari, there is a linkage between a nation’s domestic process and its foreign policy, hence the importance of addressing the scourge of terrorism which is not peculiar to Nigeria alone.

He said that this was also in line with the objectives of the foreign policy of every country which sought to protect the lives of its citizens within and outside its territory.

In his remarks, AFRPN’s President, Gani Lawal said that the annual lecture was a platform for the organisation and stakeholders to critically discuss issues of national interest, particularly in foreign policy making.