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UN commends Nigeria’s effort in global peace

The organisation also called for support to address Nigeria’s trans-border security challenges.

• November 28, 2022
Amina Mohammed
Amina Mohammed (Credit: United Nations)

Deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, on Monday, commended Nigeria’s effort in contributing to global peace.

Ms Mohammed expressed satisfaction with Nigeria’s effort at curtailing internal security challenges while on a courtesy visit to the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre (MLAILPKC), Jaji, Kaduna State.

“Nigeria has faced many trying times and tribulations since independence, but we still remain indivisible, all due to efforts of the armed forces,” Ms Mohammed said.

She noted that peace was desirable in Africa and the world in general, just as she explained that Nigeria’s insecurity was trans-border in nature and requires all hands to curb.

Ms Mohammed stressed the need for investment in human capital development to address the root causes of conflict in any society.

She also stressed the need for a stronger democracy by upholding the social contract between leaders in many parts of the world.

The deputy secretary-general called for more opportunities for women to be enablers of exhibiting their leadership traits.

She expressed optimism for a peaceful transition in the coming 2023 general elections, noting, however, that the positive or negative outcomes would impact the rest of the world.

“The world has faced many challenges, ranging from COVID-19, climate change, Russia and Ukraine war and many others, where Nigeria has nothing to do with the cause but everything to do with the body.

“Nigeria has passed through some of the global issues and is still passing through many, among which is a socio-economic burden. We are hopeful. Nigeria is a beacon of hope,” she said.

Earlier, commandant of the MLAILPKC, Maj.-Gen. Auwal Fagge said the centre would leverage the UN deputy secretary-general’s visit to ensure further partnerships with relevant bodies.

The commandant solicited more collaboration with the UN in infrastructure development, training sponsorship, and ICT, among others, with a view to upscaling the centre’s productivity in discharging its mandate.


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