President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that Nigeria stands to benefit immensely from his trip to the United States of America where he attended the just concluded United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71) in New York.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The President on conclusion of the meeting addressing journalist highlighting some of his engagements with world leaders.

A statement by his Special Adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina said at the conclusion of his five-day activities during the 71st Session of the Assembly UNGA71, he had a very successful outing.

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The President explained that he had sent a clear and direct message to world leaders during their interactions.

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“I highlighted the need for the international community to work together to liberate humanity from poverty, save our planet from the devastation of climate change and rid the world of terrorism for a more peaceful and prosperous future,” he said.

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Buhari also stressed that: “I mentioned that the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) arising from Boko Haram terrorism is of particular concern to us.

“For this reason, we have taken concrete steps to address their humanitarian needs and to ensure that necessary conditions are established to enable the voluntary return of the displaced persons to their homes in safety and dignity.”

While acknowledging that “Nigeria as a developing country has been adversely affected by the global economic downturn,” he, however, stressed that “we are undeterred and have embarked on a wide range of reforms in our efforts to diversify our economy and shift emphasis to mining, agriculture, industrialization, infrastructure development and the creation of the enabling environment for Foreign Direct Investment.”

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He also noted that “fighting corruption remains of prime importance to our administration,” adding that the campaign is already yielding positive gains including significant stolen assets’ recoveries.

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