President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he had a very successful outing during his five-day activities at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71), in New York, United States.
He gave the verdict while addressing the media to round off his visit to New York.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President reviewed all his major and side events during the visit and highlighted the issues on which he sent a clear and direct message to world leaders.
He said: “I mentioned that the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) arising from Boko Haram terrorism is of particular concern to us. For this reason, we have taken concrete steps to address their humanitarian needs and to ensure that necessary conditions are established to enable the voluntary return of the displaced persons to their homes in safety and dignity.”
While acknowledging that Nigeria as a developing country has been adversely affected by the global economic downturn, he said that Nigeria is undeterred and has embarked on a wide range of reforms to diversify the economy and shift emphasis to mining, agriculture, industrialization, infrastructure development and the creation of the enabling environment for Foreign Direct Investment.
He also noted that fighting corruption remained prime importance to his administration.
The campaign, he said, is already yielding positive gains including significant stolen assets recoveries.