Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari has been commended by the Cable News Network, CNN for speaking as President of Africa in his wonderful speech at the 72 session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in New York.
The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie said this on Wednesday.
Renaissance recalls that President Buhari, in paragraph six of his speech said, “In the last year, the international community came together to focus on the need for gender equality, youth empowerment, social inclusion, and the promotion of education, creativity and innovation.
“The frontiers of good governance, democracy including holding free and fair elections, and enthronement of the rule of law are expanding everywhere, especially in Africa.
“Our faith in democracy remains firm and unshaken. Our regional organisation ECOWAS came together to uphold democratic principles in The Gambia – as we had done previously in Cote D’Ivoire.”
On that note however, Onochie went to her facebook handle and said “Not that we didn’t know it, but @MBuhari’s Leadership role in Africa has received a boost with CNN admitting he spoke as President of Africa.”
Mr. President who is currently at New York for the general debate of UNGA 72 session on Tuesday in New York thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Buhari expressed Nigeria’s appreciation during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II shortly after his address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The President said the very expensive donation of about 200 Armoured Fighting Vehicles “reflects true concern for Nigeria’s security situation and genuine goodwill towards a friendly nation.
By Adeyinka Aremu