Chambas, who represented the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres at the yesterday, June 12 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja, said that the UN boss extended his personal admiration for President Buhari’s “integrity and quality as a statesman especially, in fighting corruption and driving public accountability.”
He said that the UN appreciated President Buhari’s commitment to tackling poverty, terrorism, insurgency and recharging the Lake Chad.
While pledging UN continued technical support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards the next general elections, Chambas expressed the UN’s delight that Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected the President of the 74th UN General Assembly.
He described Professor Muhammad-Bande as “highly regarded by his peers in New York,” adding: “We will ensure his tenure is a success.
“We have no doubt that he will be a pride to Nigeria and Africa.”
President Buhari also received in audience, the First Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan, Taban Deng Gai, who came to seek Nigeria’s continued support towards lasting peace in his country.