Connect with us


Buhari welcomes Commonwealth support on security, climate change



Spread the love

 President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will be glad to receive support from the Commonwealth in diverse areas of needs and challenges.


The President said this during a bilateral meeting, Thursday with Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit holding in London, the United Kingdom.


He said Nigeria is doing a lot to address food security, through heavy investment in agriculture, and the security issues confronting the country, in different regions.

The Commonwealth scribe, Baroness Scotland, said the Commonwealth had developed programmes on agribusiness, adding value to agriculture products, for young people to get involved, climate change, criminal justice reforms, police reforms, and security, inviting Nigeria to benefit from technical assistance that can be provided.

Also Read: President Buhari, P.M Johnson agree on common future for Commonwealth

She added that since President Buhari is the Champion for Anti-Corruption in Africa, the Commonwealth has developed anti-corruption benchmark tools, and would like to work with Nigeria, in both public and private sectors.

Other areas the Commonwealth could assist, according to Baroness Scotland, include countering violent extremism, trade, and modalities to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AFCFTA.

(Editor: Ifeanyi Mark)

Source: AIT NEWS