File Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari has left New York for the United Kingdom.
Buhari left New York on Thursday where he attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly meeting.
The President on Tuesday addressed the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States.
He pledged Nigeria’s solidarity to the United Nations and solicited the support of the international community in tackling global challenges.
In his address, the President called on the international community came together to focus on the need for gender equality, youth empowerment, social inclusion, and the promotion of education, creativity, and innovation. The frontiers of good governance, democracy including holding free and fair elections, and enthronement of the rule of law are expanding everywhere, especially in Africa.
“Our faith in democracy remains firm and unshaken. Our regional organisation ECOWAS came together to uphold democratic principles in The Gambia – as we had done previously in Cote D’Ivoire.
“Through our individual national efforts, state institutions are being strengthened to promote accountability, and to combat corruption and asset recovery. These can only be achieved through the international community cooperating and providing critical assistance and material support. We shall also cooperate in addressing the growing transnational crimes such as forced labour, modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and cybercrime”.
The President was one of the African Leaders that had lunch with US President, Donald Trump and also held meetings with the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gueterres and King Abdullah II of Jordan.