Atiku backs Buhari on Lake Chad, minorities’ rights 

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on what he described as a “successful outing” at the 72nd Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday the 19th of September, 2017.

Atiku also aligned with the President’s message of gratitude to the international community for their efforts in the Lake Chad region which he said has helped in bringing succor to Nigerians affected by the scourge of terrorism.

The former Vice President, according to a statement issued in Abuja Wenesday by his media office, said it is also right that Nigeria, through President Buhari, drew the UN’s attention to the sufferings of Myanmar’s Rohingya people, cited by the UN as perhaps the world’s most persecuted minorities.

The Waziri Adamawa stressed that minorities all over the world deserve the cooperation of majority groups. In addition to calling attention to this, the former Vice President says he is convinced that Nigeria will also provide the world a good example in the way we treat our minority groups.

“It is my sincere desire that arising from President Buhari’s speech, the UN will increase its support to Nigeria and her neighbors in the Lake Chad Region as we redouble our efforts to rid the region of the scourge of terrorism and restore peace and prosperity to a once thriving zone”, he said.

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