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75th anniversary: Buhari seeks equitable representation in UN Security Council

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President in his video message at the event, amplified Nigeria’s achievements at the UN since 1960 when the country officially joined the organisation.

The statement was titled, ‘At 75, UN has remained true to the aspirations of founders, says President Buhari.’

Adesina quoted the President as stressing the need for a fair and equitable representation in the Security Council “if we must achieve the United Nations we need.”

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President Buhari said, “The demand for the reform of the United Nations Security Council is just and a place for Africa in the very strategic organ of the organisation is long-overdue.

“In our collective effort to rebuild the United Nations of our dream, Nigeria reaffirms her commitment to upholding the principles of the United Nations including: human rights, peace and security, as well as democratic governance.”

The President also said Nigeria had remained a reliable partner of the UN in its aspiration to achieve its mandate of a more peaceful, secure and developed world.

He added, “This year’s celebration is significant to Nigeria as it coincides with our 60th anniversary of joining this esteemed organisation.

“As an active member of the organisation, Nigeria has contributed human, financial and material resources to several United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.”