President Muhammadu Buhari addressed other World leaders at the 72nd Session of United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19 where he was the eighth speaker, where he stated that our faith in democracy remains firm. Below are top facts from the president’s speech.
- Our faith in democracy remains firm and unshaken. Our regional organization ECOWAS came together to uphold democratic principles in The Gambia – as we had done previously in Cote D’Ivoire.
- Through our individual national efforts, state institutions are being strengthened to promote accountability, and to combat corruption and asset recovery. These can only be achieved through the international community cooperating and providing critical assistance and material support
- We shall also cooperate in addressing the growing transnational crimes such as forced labor, modern day slavery, human trafficking and cybercrime
- While the international community grapples to resolve these conflicts, we must be mindful and focus on the widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations. These inequalities and gaps are part of the underlining root causes of competition for resources, frustration and anger leading to spiraling instability
- Nigeria proposes a strong UN delegation to urgently engage the North Korean Leader. The delegation, led by the Security Council, should include members from all the regions
- I end my remarks by reiterating Nigeria’s abiding commitment to the foundational principles and goals of the United Nations. Since our admission as a member state in 1960, we have always participated in all efforts to bring about global peace, security and development
- Nigeria will continue to support the UN in all its efforts, including the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.