ABUJA (State House Press Report) – President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon to a meeting of world leaders in New York which is expected to formulate a fresh plan of action against extremism.
According to the release published by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu recently, President Barack Obama and President Francois Hollande of France are also expected to participate in the September 28, 2015 meeting which will among other things deliberate on a new United Nations Draft Resolution on Combating Extremism worldwide. The report added that he also invited President Buhari 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.
“In offering the invitations on Monday August 24, 2015 in Abuja, the Secretary-General said that these are in recognition of the political will demonstrated by President Buhari towards combating terror in Nigeria and dealing with environmental issues. Ban Ki Moon applauded the moves by the Buhari Administration to clean up Ogoniland and promised the full support of the United Nations for the exercise, saying the UN will find ways to complement the country’s leadership on environmental reform,” Garba Shehu stated.
“We are happy with your plans for the restoration of Ogoniland and we will see how we can help. The UN will welcome President Buhari’s input and experience in finalizing plans to introduce a new resolution against extremism at the General Assembly.”