Buhari to attend first UN meeting
From AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to attend a meeting of world leaders to formulate a new plan of action against extremism.
The meeting is scheduled for New York in the United States on September 28.
Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the United Nations Secretary also invited President Bhora to a meeting of a select group of 25 world leaders in New York on September 27 to deliberate on a global climate change agreement.
“The Secretary-General said the invitations were in recognition of the political will demonstrated by President Buhari in combating terror in Nigeria and dealing with environmental issues,” Shah said.
He added that Ki-moon applauded moves by the Buhari administration to clean up Ogoniland and promised the full support of the United Nations for the exercise.
“We will find ways to complement your leadership on environmental reform. We are happy with your plans for the restoration of Ogoniland and we will see how we can help,” the UN Secretary-General assured President Buhari.
He said that the UN would welcome President Buhari’s input and experience in finalizing plans to introduce a new resolution against extremism at the General Assembly.
President Barack Obama and President Francois Hollande of France are also expected to participate in the September 28 meeting which will, among other things deliberate on a new United Nations draft resolution on combating extremism worldwide.
– CAJ News
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