Buhari meets Obama; discusses nuclear deal

Washington DC – President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the capital of United States of America today where he will be participating at the 4th Nuclear Security Summit. The meeting will comprise president Barack Obama, 60 world leaders and heads of international organizations.

A statement released by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, stated that: “At plenary sessions of the summit which is dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, President Buhari will insist that while Nigeria will continue to sustain that commitment, world powers must respect the right of other countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy for development purposes.

“The President will reaffirm Nigeria’s stance that international efforts to ensure greater security of nuclear materials should maintain a balance between nuclear non-proliferation obligations and the indisputable right of Nigeria and other countries to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development.”

President Muhammadu Buhari was accompanied by Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Director-General of Nigeria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Prof Lawrence Anikwe Dim.

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President Buhari reinforces Nigeria’s commitment to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons


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