Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has on Monday departed Abuja for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to attend the 6th Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. This was made known in a statement by his senior special assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolou Akande, adding that the VP will be giving a key note speech on "The Role of Religions in Promoting Tolerance: From Possibility to Necessity".
"The Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies is an annual event organized by the government of the United Arab Emirates.
"Prof. Osinbajo’s speech is scheduled as the forum's keynote address.
"The Sixth Assembly envisages an opportunity to initiate a civilized dialogue on the formulation of a new concept of tolerance, one that is humane and generous, and to transform a perspective that makes tolerance a religious imperative," the statement added.
The Vice President is also expected to meet with Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayan, the crown prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE forces, at the Presidential Palace.
“At the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the Vice President will meet with Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Both leaders will discuss bilateral issues on how to continue to expand diplomatic and economic relationships between Nigeria and the UAE.”