Why President Buhari Missed UN’s Boko Haram Meeting – Presidency Explains
The Presidency has maintained President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to improve national security and succour for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
This was contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, SSA to the President (Media & Publicity) in reaction to the earlier report that Buhari and his delegation to the United Nations missed the meeting to discuss and proffer solution to the problems of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Read full statement below:
Contrary to the erroneous impression that may have been created by reports that the Nigerian delegation to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly missed a meeting on help for displaced persons, President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration remain fully committed to the rehabilitation and well-being of all persons who have been displaced or adversely affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.Indeed, the war against terrorism, improved security across Nigeria and additional measures to give succour to internally displaced persons have been central to discussions President Buhari has had with other world leaders since his arrival in New York on Thursday night.
The issues were dominant in the President’s conversations on Friday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the King of Spain, His Majesty Don Felipe VI and former Prime-minister Gordon Brown who came with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to discuss the actualization of the safe schools initiative, which is of special interest in parts of Nigeria most vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
President Buhari is handling his duty as leader of the Nigerian delegation to this year’s General Assembly with the greatest possible diligence and will certainly not tolerate any tardiness on the part of the delegation in seizing every possible opportunity to advance Nigeria’s interests.
This notwithstanding, it must be realized that it will be near impossible for any national delegation, no matter its size, to participate in all the meetings that are simultaneously happening in and around the General Assembly in New York.
The meeting at which Nigeria was reportedly absent was not one the official events of the United Nations for which President Muhammadu Buhari and his modest delegation are in New York.
While the meeting referred to in media reports is commendable, it was not the only one or the most important of such meetings in New York that are paying attention to the problem of insecurity, migration and violent extremism in the Lake Chad area and the rest of the world.
Nigeria was represented earlier today at an important side event devoted to the North-East called by the UN Population Fund, UNFPA on “Building Stability and Resilience in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Countries.”
President Buhari fully conscious of his responsibility to Nigeria and will accept nothing short of the best for Nigerians in the meetings taking place in and around the United Nations.
Anyone trying to create an impression of dereliction of duty, based on the Nigerian delegation’s absence at an unofficial meeting, is only being mischievous and uncharitable.
Naira Marley signs Vusic to Marlian Records
Naira Marley, the singer, has signed a new artiste named Vusic to Marlian Records, his music label.
Naira Marley took to his social media pages to unveil his new signee on Monday evening.
The singer shared a video of himself and Vusic vibing together to a perceived new song.
The singer also went down memory lane as he recalled his struggles in the music industry many years ago.
“Remember way back then dem dey laugh my history, now I don clear browser and if I wanna know how I came this far, you go need browse am,” the singer wrote.
“Please guys help me welcome @Vusic to Marlian music. No long talk let’s get to work bro.”
Vusic also took to social media to appreciate Naira Marley for the “great opportunity” to join Marlian Records.
“Thanks to @Nairamarley for this great opportunity. Steady bangers coming up,” he wrote.
“I’m happy to be part of the Marlian family.”
“You bought car, yet your family is suffering” Portable throws shade at Spyro (Video)
Nigerian singer, Portable has thrown a subtle shade at upcoming singer, Spyro.
The two had fallen out after Spyro in an interview stated that he doesn’t desire to work with the controversial singer.
Offended by his remarks, Portable via his Instagram page threw shade at him questioning if he takes care of his family.
Portable noted how Spyro bought a car, yet allows his family to suffer. He also claimed that the singer is living a life of Foreign in local.
“You buy car, you dey oppress, have you taken care of your family. You get a car, family dey suffer. You are living the life of Foreign in local. Have you taken care of your family”.
Portable >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> spyro pic.twitter.com/xBpkMoUX9w— WALMART 🌍 (@Walmart1805) May 31, 2023
Yvonne Jegede addresses rumour of secret marriage to Ned Nwoko
Yvonne Jegede, the actress, has addressed rumours of a secret marriage to Ned Nwoko, the husband of Regina Daniels.
A blogger had claimed that Jegede recently got married to Nwoko and subsequently deleted all her Instagram photos.
Reacting to the post, the actress expressed frustration at the way false information goes viral on the internet.
Jegede described the post as “evil and false,” adding that she won’t waste her energy fighting the blogger.
“When many people tell you they know ‘something’ is happening or believe something has happened, you asked them how they got to know, they tell you they read or heard it from the internet,” she wrote.
“Oftentimes, they heard it from idiots. How could you be this bold about falsehood? How can you lie so confidently?
“How can you intentionally tarnish people’s image and damage relationships all because you want to attract people to your blogs?
“This funny post is evil and false in every intent. I won’t dissipate energy fighting you. Karma is already dealing with your destiny.”
Jegede also questioned how deleting her Instagram photos indicates that she had a secret wedding,
“How does deleting my photos on my page give off anything???” Jegede wrote.
“The effrontery to mention my son sef, I suppose give you one dirty slap.”
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