President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from the United Nations, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon to a meeting of world leaders in New York, United States, US, which is expected to formulate a new action plan against extremism.
In a statement, the President Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said President Barack Obama and President Francois Hollande of France are expected to participate in the September 28 meeting which will, among other things, deliberate on a new UN draft resolution on combating extremism worldwide.
Ban also invited Buhari to a meeting of a select group of 25 world leaders in New York on September 27 to deliberate on a global climate change agreement.
In offering the invitations yesterday in Abuja, Ban said they were in recognition of the political will demonstrated by President Buhari in combating terror in Nigeria and dealing with environmental issues.
Ban applauded moves by the Buhari administration to clean-up Ogoniland and promised the full support of the UN for the exercise.
He said: “We will find ways to complement your leadership on environmental reform. We are happy with your plans for the restoration of Ogoniland and we will see how we can help.”
The UN scribe said that the UN will welcome President Buhari’s “input and experience” in finalising plans to introduce a new resolution against extremism at the General Assembly.

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