UN General Assembly President Appreciates President Buhari and Nigerian Government
20 December 2019
United Nations General Assembly President, H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has expressed his appreciation to the President of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari
The President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has expressed his appreciation to the President of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari and the Government of Nigeria for the support given, leading to his emergence as UN General Assembly President, and the continued cooperation from Nigeria.
Muhammad-Bande said this on 25 November 2019, at the State House Abuja, when he met with President Buhari, in continuation of his first official visit to Nigeria.
“Everything I have requested for, in terms of personnel and funds, has been delivered. I thank President Buhari very much. I also thank other member States for the support I am getting,” he said, "My priorities as the President of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly are in line with Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.”
President Buhari in his response noted that the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country was urgent and imperative as it could constitute a big problem for the country in future if not addressed.
“Most of the displaced children do not know their parents, or where they come from. We have to look at the issue now, properly rehabilitate them, otherwise, we will have a problem on our hands in the future,” President Buhari said.
He urged the President of the UN General Assembly to make Nigeria’s challenges glaring to the world, and commended him for his hard work and competence.