Buhari Seeks Support Of Members Of Diplomatic Corps’ Towards Ending Terrorism

PMBPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought the support of members of the diplomatic corps towards ending the scourge of terrorism in Nigeria and the African continent as a whole.
The president made the call when he broke the Ramadan fast with them at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, which was the first time they were meeting after the May 29 inauguration.
Buhari noted that the annual breaking of fast during Ramadan with members of the diplomatic corps has become customary in the presidency.
According to him, Nigeria was prepared to play any leadership role in Africa and beyond towards bringing about development and improvement of lives of citizens.
Towards this end, he said his government was already taking necessary steps to end Boko Haram, which has continued to claim innocent lives.
Such steps, he said, include the rejigging of the nation’s security architecture through replacement of service chiefs on Monday.
He also stressed that the support of countries within the African region and the Lake Chad area would help a great deal especially now that Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to ISIS, which has the capacity to extend their activities to other parts of the world.
Thanking their countries for the support for his elections, President Buhari said his government will work towards diversifying the economy and blocking of leakages in the course of fighting corruption.
Ambassador Oubi Bachir of Saharawi Republic (Western Sahara), who is the Dean of diplomatic corps, had earlier commended President Buhari on his election and the people of Nigeria for a peaceful democratic transition.
He said the commitment to the unity of Nigeria was a display of high sense of citizenship and nationalism.
Ambassador Oubi, who also thanked Mr. Buhari for hosting them to the breaking of fast in the Month of Ramadan, condemned the insurgency in the North East, which he said has nothing to do with Islam.
He also said that members of the corps believe the efforts of the president would be a success and assured that they would all stand to support Nigeria to end terrorism.

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