By Celestine Osemeilu, Editor

Lasting peace should be the utmost deal for the youngest country in the world. As part of its efforts to ensure the success of a peaceful process in East African nation, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Security Council of the African Union has committed itself to the cause in ensuring that the nation attain peace.

In a statement by the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it stated that members of AU’s Peace and Security Council have arrived Juba, South Sudan’s capital on Tuesday for a 3-day field mission.

Her Excellency, Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi of the Republic of Kenya and the Chairperson of the AU-PSC for the month of March 2019 led the delegation.

Nigeria is represented by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, the Nigerian Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

The visit of the Mission is a firm demonstration of the renewed support and solidarity of the African Union with the people of South Sudan towards the overall peace process in that country.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is also a Member of the African Union High Level Ad hoc Committee of Five on South Sudan (C5) and remains committed towards supporting the sustained efforts of the broader AU membership in accompanying South Sudan, the youngest member of the African family through the pathway of peace.