Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, has hailed President MuhammaduBuhari for his war against corruption and terrorism.
He also told Buhari that leaders across the world respect him for giving Nigeria a positive image.
Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, quoted Ban Ki-moon as saying this during a bilateral meeting with Buhari on the sidelines of the 71st UN general assembly in New York.
“You are highly respected by world leaders, including myself. Your person has given your country a positive image,” Ban Ki-moon reportedly said.
Adesina quoted the UN scribe as saying the agency recognised the achievements of the Buhari administration against Boko Haram, urging that human rights be upheld always, to prevent a repeat of the scenario being witnessed in Syria.
Ban Ki-moon also thanked the Nigerian leader for his commitment to issues on climate change, adding that the government should “own the Sustainable Development Goals,” for the good of its citizens.