President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, addressed the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, where he spoke about climate change, the P&ID scandal, Palestinian land, and other pressing global matters.
“The present Nigerian government is facing the challenges of corruption head-on”, Buhari said at the event, in New York, United States of America, USA.
Presenting Nigeria’s National Statement as the fifth Speaker, on the first day of the General Debate, during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA74, the Nigerian Leader also warned:
“We are giving notice to international criminal groups, by the vigorous prosecution of the P&ID scam attempting to cheat Nigeria of billions of dollars.”
The President, reaffirmed Nigeria’s position on certain issues which impinge on global peace, security, progress, democracy, and development.
Read the full text of the speech below:
Firstly, I wish to thank the General Assembly for the honour bestowed on the government and people of Nigeria, by electing our national, His Excellency, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, to the Presidency of the 74th Session of this august body.
This is indeed a great honour!
Nigerians are truly grateful and shall endeavour to live up to the expectations and responsibilities thrust upon us.
Ambassador Muhammad-Bande is an experienced and seasoned Diplomat, and I am confident that he will prove to the International Community his suitability for this most demanding assignment.
Let me also offer my sincere thanks to the outgoing President, Her Excellency, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, for her skill, resourcefulness, and endless reservoir of patience in piloting the 73rd General Assembly.