Jonathan Welcomes Nigeria’s Election To UN Security Council



Goodluck-Jonathan-NigeriaPresident Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has welcomed Nigeria’s election on Thursady to a non-permanent seat on United Nations Council with a total of 186 out of a possible 193 votes.

“On behalf of Federal Government and people of Nigeria, President Jonathan wishes to convey sincere appreciation of support of all member-countries of United Nations who voted for Nigeria’s election to Council” a by Presidential Spokesman Reuben Abati said.

He added “The President believes that today’s endorsement of Nigeria’s candidature Council seat by the vast majority of member-countries is a glowing expression of support and encouragement for Nigeria’s active participation in the promotion of peace, and political stability in Africa and other parts of the .

“This is the fourth time since it became independent in 1960 that Nigeria is being elected to the UN Security Council. It is also the second time (2010-2011 and 2014-2015) that Nigeria will elected to the Council under the Jonathan Presidency.

“The President is particularly delighted by this historic and assures the global community that Nigeria, under leadership, will continue to make very significant towards the and sustenance of global peace and security”,Abati said.

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