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Ban Ki Moon Invites President Buhari To World Leaders’ Meeting In New York On September 28

Ban Ki Moon
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon has formally invited Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to a meeting of world leaders in New York on September 28 during which a fresh plan of action against extremism will be formulated.
Other leaders that are expected to participate in the meeting that is also expected  to deliberate on a new United Nations draft resolution on combating extremism worldwide are the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande of France among others.
Ban Ki Moon also seized the opportunity of his visit to Nigeria to invite President Buhari to a meeting of a select group of 25 World leaders in New York on September 27 to deliberate on a global climate change agreement.
In offering the invitations today in Abuja, the UN Secretary-General said that such recognition was in appreciation of the political will demonstrated by President Buhari in combating terrorism in Nigeria and dealing with environmental issues.
Ban Ki Moon commended moves by the Buhari Administration  to clean up
Ogoniland in Niger Delta region of Nigeria even as he promised the full support of the United Nations for the exercise.
“We will find ways to complement your leadership on environmental reform.  We are happy with your plans for the  restoration of Ogoniland and we will see how we can help.”
The UN Secretary-General assured President Buhari that the world body will welcome President Buhari’s “input and experience” in finalizing plans to introduce a new resolution against extremism at the General Assembly. [myad]

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