By Okosun Dennis

In the recently concluded 13th Edition of Pan African Leadership Symposium and Honours (PALESH KIGALI 2024), held in Kigali, Rwanda, ended on an exciting note as participants had one of the most intellectually enriching and robust conversations during the masterclass.

However, a former Corp Commander, Signals, Nigerian Army, Major General Temidayo Clement Olukoju (retd) was conferred a Distinguished Fellow (FCIPG) of the Chartered Institute of Peace and Governance (CIPG), USA by UNIPGC Africa.

Olukoju, a retired Two-Star General delivered a thought-provoking lecture at the Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masterclass during the symposium.

His lecture titled: “Dilemma of Armed Forces In Peace Support Operations and its Impact on Sustainable Peace Building in Africa,” revealed some of the challenges in peace support operations while proffering enduring in the region.

General Olukoju was born in Ajowa Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State. He had his Secondary Education at Ajowa Community Secondary School where he obtained his WASC in 1981.

He, thereafter, had his Higher School Certificate from the Federal School of Art and Science, Suleja in 1983, before he joined the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on 19th January 1984 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Signals Corps as a Second Lieutenant on 20th December 1986.

UNIPGC Africa is an organization devoted to the promotion of Sustainable Peace, Good Governance Advocacy and Poverty Eradication with Africa as the main focus under the guidance of Ambassador Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, Global President and the Chairman, Supreme Council, UNIPGC, USA.

According to the Global Chairman and President of the United International Peace and Governance Council (UNIPGC), Ambassador Dr Jonathan Ojadah, the conference was a success and made invaluable contributions to the peace process in Africa.

PALESH KIGALI 2024 has the theme: “Peace Leadership and the Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanism for Emerging Conflicts in Africa.”

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