President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the United States government has supported the Federal Government’s efforts to eradicate terrorism within its borders.
The President disclosed this on Friday in New York while in a meeting with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement said President Buhari stated that America’s support was a morale booster to the military, and people of Nigeria in general.
The Presidency also added that the supply of the Super Tucano aircraft, purchased from America, and other helicopters on the way, will end the security challenges in Nigeria in a matter of time.
On the Coronavirus pandemic, Buhari added that Nigeria raised a special team which in conjunction with states, educated people on safety methods.
“Coronavirus does not discriminate between small and big, rich and poor countries. So we all have to collaborate and work together,” Buhari said.
In his remarks, the Ambassador said about 70 per cent of her work at the UN center on Africa, and expressed worry about the recent military coups in Mali and Guinea.
In his response, President Buhari said leaders must respect their people, part of which is to obey the term-limit clauses in their Constitution.
“I am surprised when people spend the maximum term possible, and then tinker with the Constitution, to stay longer.
“In Nigeria, we try to educate our people to appreciate the democratic system.
“Elections should be safe and secure, no coercion of any form. People should elect the people they want. That would grow democracy,” he said.
On climate change, President Buhari said the impact had been badly felt in the Lake Chad basin area, with more than 30 million people affected, deprived of access to fishing, farming, animal husbandry, and causing irregular migration and other anti-social acts and urged for concerted action on inter-basin water transfer from Congo basin to the Lake Chad.
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