Buhari to commonwealth: We will appreciate your support in tackling insecurity
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria will be glad to receive support from the Commonwealth in tackling the country’s insecurity challenges and “in other areas of needs”.
This was stated by President Buhari during a bilateral meeting on Thursday with Patricia Scotland, commonwealth secretary-general, at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit holding in London, United Kingdom.
In a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Buhari was quoted as saying Nigeria was doing a lot to address the security issues confronting the country in different parts and food security through heavy investment in agriculture.
On her part, Scotland said the Commonwealth had developed programmes on agribusiness, adding value to agriculture products for young people to get involved, climate change, criminal justice reforms, police reforms, and security, and invited Nigeria to benefit from technical assistance that can be provided.
She added that since Buhari was the champion for anti-corruption in Africa, the Commonwealth has developed anti-corruption benchmark tools, and would like to work with Nigeria in both public and private sectors.
Scotland said other areas the Commonwealth could assist include countering violent extremism, trade, and modalities to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).