Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, Today, addressed delegates at the 72nd United Nations general assembly in New York. Watch Video of Buhari’s Speech At UN General Assembly below.
Excerpts (Tweets) From President Buhari’s Speech
President @MBuhari has now taken the stage to deliver his Statement at the General Debate #UNGA #NGAinUNGA #NigeriaUNGA17
President Buhari congratulates Mr Gutteres on his first General Assembly outing as @UN Secretary-General. #NigeriaUNGA17
Pres @MBuhari thanks former Sec-Gen Mr. Ban ki Moon for his service to the United Nations and wishes him peaceful retirement #NigeriaUNGA17Pres @MBuhari commends @UN’s role in settling thousands of innocent civilians caught in conflicts in Syria,Iraq & Afghanistan #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB highlights role of Germany under “commendable leadership” of Chancellor Merkel, + Govts of Italy, Greece,Turkey for humanitarian efforts
PMB: Individual national efforts are helping strengthen State institutions, promote accountability, and combat corruption. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We shall also cooperate in addressing growing transnational crimes: forced labour,slavery, human trafficking, cybercrime #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We must collectively devise strategies to stop fleeing ISIS fighters from mutating and infiltrating into Sahel and Lake Chad Basin
PMB: UN has responsibility to cooperate strongly with regional orgs such as African Union,in conflict prevention & management #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: New conflicts should not make us lose focus of unresolved old ones. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: For example, several UNSC Resolutions from 1967 on the Middle East crisis remain unimplemented. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: The Myanmar crisis is very reminiscent of what happened in Bosnia in 1995 and in Rwanda in 1994 #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We fully endorse call by Sec-Gen on Myanmar to halt ongoing ethnic cleansing & ensure safe return of displaced Rohingya #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We must be mindful of widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: Most pressing threat to international peace and security today is the accelerated nuclear weapons development programme by North Korea.
PMB: Since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, we have never come so close to the threat of nuclear war as we have now. #NigeriaUNGA17PMB: All necessary pressure and diplomatic efforts must be brought to bear on North Korea to accept peaceful resolution of the crisis.
PMB: As Hiroshima and Nagasaki painfully remind us, if we fail, the catastrophic human loss and environmental degradation cannot be imagined
PMB: Nigeria proposes strong UN delegation to urgently engage North Korean Leader. Delegation should include members from all regions.PMB: Korean peninsula crisis underscores urgency for member states to ratify w/out delay Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB ends by reiterating Nigeria’s abiding commitment to the foundational principles and goals of the @UN. #NigeriaUNGA17PMB: Since admission as a member state in 1960, �� has always participated in all efforts to bring global peace, security and development
PMB: Nigeria will continue to support @UN in all its efforts, including attainment of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development #NigeriaUNGA17
Video of Buhari’s Speech At UN General Assembly
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