Buhari Breaks Silence On Insecurity In The Country, As UN General Assembly President Storms Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari, has broken silence over the deteriorating security situation in the country, ahead of the visit of Ms María Espi...

President Muhammadu Buhari, has broken silence over the deteriorating security situation in the country, ahead of the visit of Ms María Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly.

The President while fielding questions from Journalists upon his return from London, after a 10-day visit spoke on the rising banditry and activities of kidnappers across various States in Nigeria.

Buhari said that he noticed the Acting Inspector-General of Police, AIGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lost some weight.

He said: “I noticed Mohammed Adamu, Acting Inspector-General of Police, has lost weight, though it is a sign that he is working hard.”

Recall, that Buhari was welcomed by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and some of his Aides, upon his arrival to the country, on Sunday.

Buhari arrived a day before the President of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive Nigeria on the invitation of the Nigerian Government to strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Nations.

Mr Oluseyi Soremekun, the spokesperson, United Nations Information Centre said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.

Soremekun said that during her mission, she will discuss the priorities of the UN General Assembly as related to women and youth empowerment, raise awareness and encourage understanding of the importance of multilateralism and the UN.

He said that other issues to be discussed includes; raising further international awareness on the Lake Chad Basin and efforts of Nigeria to promote sustainable development, peace and security in the region among others.

“While in Nigeria, the President of the UN General Assembly will have bilateral meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

“She will also engage with students and youths on the theme: Responding to Global Challenges in a fast-Changing World: The Case for Strengthening Multilateralism”.

“Espinosa will also discuss with a women audience on the theme: `The Role of Women in the Promotion of Multilateralism”.

“She is scheduled to also meet with the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar,’’ Soremekun said.

Soremekun said that Espinosa will be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, by a representative of the Nigerian Government and Mr Edward Kallon, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria.

According to him, this was the second official visit of Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly to the African region since taking over the presidency.

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