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UN chief calls for more inclusive Nigeria

25 August 2015, 18:16

Abuja - The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, has urged Nigeria to respect human rights and dignity of its citizens.

Speaking in Abuja at a Dialogue on Democracy, Sustainable Development and Countering Terrorism at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, he said the vulnerable must be included in governance.

“Every hand should be on deck," Ki-Moon said.

He meanwhile commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to social inclusiveness emphasizing that government must.

He also disclosed during his remarks that the problems of insecurity and climate change could not be tackled by any single country.

Also read: Ban Ki-Moon demands release of Chibok girls

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, who spoke at the occasion informed the gathering of efforts being made by traditional and religious leaders in the country to tackle the problem of extremism.

He also called on the UN Secretary-General to assist Nigeria to recover and return alleged stolen funds back to the country.

In his remarks at the occasion, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onayeikan called for concerted actions to redress the climate change situation.

- CAJ News


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