Insecurity Will End Soon-President Buhari

By Timothy Choji, Abuja 

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President Muhammadu Buhari says with the renewed efforts of the Nigerian military, insecurity in Nigeria will soon be a thing of the past.

Presidemt Buhari was speaking in New York during an audience with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Micheal Martin.

“In the past few months, with new platforms and boosted morale among the security forces, Nigeria is moving steadily in the direction of overcoming its insecurity. We will continue to partner with nations across the globe especially in the use of technology so that Nigeria can learn something useful,” he said.

 L-R; Prime Minister of Ireland, H.E, Michael Martin, President Muhammadu Buhar during the bilateral meeting side event at the UUNGA77 in New York.

President Buhari told the Prime Minister that with the experience during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was better for the world to work together rather than independently for enhanced progress for humanity.

President Buhari said he hoped that the lessons that came with the pandemic would impact on other areas so that Nigerians and the world can have sustainable peace.

 L-R; Prime Minister of Ireland, H.E, Michael Martin, President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari during the bilateral meeting side event at the UUNGA77 in New York.

He assured his guest that Nigeria would continue to do its best to sustain the relationship with Ireland if not improve on it, especially on the level of education, knowing that many Nigerians are doing well in Ireland, schooling and working there.

Mr Micheal Martin had told the Nigerian leader that Ireland was looking for ways to increase the level of relations with the country, even as Nigeria remains Ireland’s largest trading partner in Africa.

He expressed hope that his country would move into other areas like the deployment of technology, to help Nigeria overcome its challenges in health and security.

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He added that Europe and the world now need to look elsewhere for sources of energy as the war in Ukraine has highlighted.

L-R; Greece Represrentatives at the UN, Ms Maria Theofili, Prime Minister of Greece, H.E, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Muhammadu Buhari during the bilateral meeting side event at the UUNGA77 in New York. 

In a separate meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President Buhari urged for a closer partnership with Nigeria in education, health, security as well as non-oil and gas sectors.

Stressing the importance of education and knowledge, President Buhari said the time has come to begin to look at practical ways of tackling health challenges that come without notice.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the President that “Greece possessed the technological know-how in security, surveillance, as well as  intelligence gathering and utilisation and was in a position to assist Nigeria” noting that, “though technology is not cheap, it is the best way to go as there is no alternative to peace.”

He added that he would put together a business delegation with experts in health, education as well as oil and gas to visit and interface with the private sector in Nigeria to look at parameters under which they can come in.

The Prime Minister extended an invitation to President Buhari to visit Greece before the end of his tenure.

 

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