President Buhari receives UN delegation on Thank You visit
By Our Reporter
August 24, 2020 - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received officials of the United Nations (UN) working in Nigeria and pledged the country’s commitment in ensuring the smooth implementation of the global body’s programmes in the country.
The delegation led by the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, were on a thank-you visit to the president over the re-building of the UN House bombed by Boko Haram insurgents in 2011.
The president expressed satisfaction with the work the UN had been doing to improve the lives of women, children as well as vulnerable persons.
“I listened to your comprehensive address, I thank you very much for what you have been doing for the country; for all of us in the country, especially for women and children.
“I’m very grateful that the United Nations has put up such a very formidable team that is dedicated in helping us and I’m pleased you are working with our stakeholder ministries for the help you are giving to women and children especially.
“We will continue to participate as much as possible to make your job visible and comfortable and please do not hesitate to inform us through the Minister of Foreign Affairs whenever there is any need for you in the course of your assignments here.
“I’m very, very impressed with the number of programmes you are executing and I’m pleased that the stakeholder ministries are complementing your efforts,’’ he said.
Earlier, Kallon had lauded Nigeria’s contributions toward the actualisation of the cause being pursued by the UN, saying that its commitment had always prompted the UN to work even harder for the good of Nigerians.
He also commended the government for the measures so far taken to stem the spread of Covid-19 and the ones taken to cushion its resultant effects.