Buhari wants equal representation in the UN Security Council

The President, Major General Muhammad Buhari (R) on Monday joined world leaders in a virtual ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

Buhari wants equal representation in the UN Security Council

In a video message to the program, the president highlighted Nigeria's achievements at the United Nations since 1960, when the country formally joined the organization, according to a statement from his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. Of

President Buhari says the statement was titled’ "Since 1975, the United Nations has been fulfilling the aspirations of its founders."

"If we need the United Nations to achieve what we need," Adesina was quoted’ as saying by the president, stressing the need for fair and equal representation in the Security Council.

"The demand for reform in the UN Security Council is justified and there is a long delay for Africa in one of the most strategic members of the organization," Buhari said.

"In our collective effort to rebuild our dreams to the United Nations, Nigeria reaffirms its commitment to upholding the principles of the United Nations, which include: rights, peace and security, as well as a democratic government."

Buhari said Nigeria has been a reliable partner of the United Nations in its quest for a more peaceful, secure and developed world.

He added, "This year's celebration is important for Nigeria as it marks our 60th anniversary of joining this prestigious organization.

"As an active member of this the organization, Nigeria has contributed human, financial and material resources to many UN peacekeeping operations."


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