UN at 75, Buhari calls for equitable representation in Security Council.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN for the first time convened world leaders in a virtual format for the High-level meetings and the annual General Debate.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President, in his video message to the UN at 75 event, amplified Nigeria’s achievements at the UN since 1960 when the country officially joined the organisation.
The statement was titled “At 75, UN has remained true to the aspirations of founders, says President Buhari.”
Adesina quoted the President as stressing the need for fair and equitable representation in the Security Council “if we must achieve the United Nations we need.”
Buhari said, “The demand for the reform of the United Nations Security Council is just and a place for Africa in the very strategic organ of the organisation is long overdue.
“In our collective effort to rebuild the United Nations of our dream, Nigeria reaffirms her commitment to upholding the principles of the United Nations including: human rights, peace and security, as well as democratic governance.
“I, therefore, reiterate Nigeria’s rededication to multilateralism and the rules-based international system.
“It is my hope that this anniversary will encourage us to respond to the numerous challenges we face and support efforts aimed at building the United Nations system we desire.”