Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says Nigeria will join other world leaders in advocating global COVID-19 vaccines at the ongoing high-level meetings of the UN General Assembly urge.
Muhammad gang told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in New York that President Muhammadu Buhari would join other global leaders in pushing for global access to vaccines.
< The Nigerian envoy said the issue of equality access to vaccines was paramount at the 76th session of the General Assembly based on its theme.
The theme of the 2021 General Assembly is: “Resilience build through hope – to recover from COVID-19, to rebuild sustainably “, respond to the needs of the planet, respect human rights and revitalize the United Nations.”
“There is no hts, which is more difficult and urgent today than global health; it is extremely urgent.
“So President Muhammadu Buhari will join others and push for global vaccines,” said the envoy.
The New York correspondent for NAN reports that Buhari has come on Sunday in New York for the high-level sessions of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
He is expected to speak on the fourth day of general debates before the high-level session of the General Assembly on Friday, September 24th, when he would speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues.
He said that Nigeria stands ready to join other member states to explain its understanding of the challenges facing the world community and their contributions to addressing them the challenges.
He said Nigeria would also contribute to global discussions on climate change, peace and security at the UNGA high-level meetings.
“Nigeria is very good at the 76th session the gathering prepared. Obviously it is a challenge for all countries, but Nigeria takes on all roles in terms of attendance and participation in terms of modalities. ”
According to him, Nigeria has been a member of the United Nations since 1961 and has been a member of participated in various General Assembly activities.
He also said Nigeria would share success stories with the Assembly about its role in stabilizing the West African region and join others in bringing peace and security to the region.
He recalled the tremendous strides Nigeria had made through the leadership of former President Goodluck Jonathan in promoting peace and stability in West Africa and former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the Africa region.
Nigeria plays an important role in the fight against terrorism as you have seen government efforts to combat banditry and kidnappings and to deal with all sorts of forces that would not seek peace in the country.
“We are aware that we must wage war against the errors in our region, which is intended to combat terrorism. We are also aware of our responsibilities in the areas of education and health.
“When you look at efforts for education, health or global peace, you will always find that Nigeria is taking the lead.
“Nigeria has a lot to offer but is also concerned about how terrorist groups migrate to countries won’t get into the wrong hands.
” This is a very important discussion for the continent . Nigeria will address this issue and global peace, ”he said.