President Muhammadu Buhari was one of the over 150 world leaders gathered at the New York headquarters of the United Nations for the 72nd General Assembly earlier today, September 19th.
The event would mark his first international outing since returning from an extended sick leave in London.
Buhari addressed a range of international issues including the growing threat posed by North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons as well as the situation in Myanmar, Yemen.
He also expressed the country’s unshaken faith in democracy, while reiterating Nigeria’s continued support to the UN in it’s attainment of the 2030 agenda for sustenance and development.
Noteworthy, however, was his silence on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) agitations in South-East Nigeria.
Here are 7 major things Buhari said at the 72nd UN General Assembly.
1. Global Refugee Situation: President Buhari commended the UN’s role in helping to settle thousands of innocent civilians caught in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also specifically expressed gratitude to the Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Greece and Turkey for assisting hundreds of thousands of refugees.