Speaking during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 71st edition of the UN General Assembly yesterday, US President Barack Obama was said to have told President Buhari that the US government knows he is facing difficulties but assured him that they believed in his leadership.
“We have confidence in your leadership. There are some difficulties you face, but this administration is willing to assist in the short time we have left. You have made real progress in defeating the brutal organisation called Boko Haram, and that was achieved because of your leadership.”
Commending his effort and progress in defeating the brutal organisation of Boko Haram, President Barack Obama, offered a hand of fellowship to Nigeria in the final and comprehensive defeat of Boko Haram, resolution of the Niger Delta crisis, which he believes would help ramp up oil production and increase revenue.
He also promised to help the government to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the North East, recover stolen money, and revamping the economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari, had while addressing the UN General Assembly at the just concluded meeting, pushed for a permanent seat for Africa in the United Nations Security Council.
He told the Assembly that youths were in the majority in Nigeria and in most other member states and that Africa’s permanent membership on the UN Security Council would reflect equitable and fair representation and greater transparency.
“Nigeria, therefore, reiterates its call for the reform of the united Nations security council in particular to reflect equitable and fair representation and greater transparency, legitimacy and inclusiveness in its decision making.
“Africa should be adequately represented on the United Nations Security Council as a permanent member.”
President Buhari noted that Nigeria was ready to serve Africa and the world on a reformed Security Council to advance international peace and security.