UN Sec Gen to Buhari: Continue using your leadership for West Africa’s stability

SG gives press con

Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his roles in Africa as well as stabilization of the African sub-region.

According to a statement signed by Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina, the Secretary General spoke in a with the  Nigerian President the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York.

According to the UN Scribe, Africa, especially Africa was generally seen as an ocean of stability and good governance, but was deeply concerned recent reversal of fortunes in democratic rule in some parts of the African sub-region with coups overturning elected institutions.

He, therefore, urged President Buhari to continue to show as he looks up to Nigeria to help stabilize the sub-region in terms of democracy and good governance.

On terrorism, the Secretary General commended the efforts of Nigeria on this global phenomenon, assuring the Nigerian leader of the United Nations’ continued support in efforts to address the prevailing security and humanitarian challenges that have arisen especially with the Internally Displaced Persons.

He also commended Nigeria’s efforts on climate change, expressing willingness of the world body to cooperate with the country in this regard.

President Buhari applauded Mr Gutterres for his global and the success of the 76th Session.

He assured the Secretary General that Nigeria had achieved appreciable successes in tackling the insecurity caused by terrorists and bandits.

The President also thanked him for the global organisation’s  intervention in activities towards reducing the effects of especially with the support for the Green Wall programme, which is aimed arresting desertification across the Sahel as well as the campaign against deforestation in Nigeria.

President Buhari added that Nigeria was ready to support and work closely with the United Nations towards achieving the Sustainable Goals.