Ki-moon’s visit, a good omen, says LP scribe
THE National Secretary of Labour Party, Mr. Kayode Ajulo, yesterday said that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Nigeria is an acknowledgment of the country’s leading position in Africa.
Ajulo speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday observed that Ban’s visit became more pertinent in view of the ongoing efforts by the current administration to end the insurgency ravaging the North-East.
“It is more of a recognition and acknowledgment of Nigeria as number one among the African countries. It portends a good omen to Nigeria that the country is receiving the special attention of the world’s number one diplomat,” Ajulo said.
The Labour Party scribe noted that the visit would provide a platform for the UN scribe to make realistic commitments on ways to restore peace in parts of the country affected by insurgency.
He expressed the hope that UN would extend its wealth of experience to galvanise other member nations to assist the Federal Government in the battle to defeat the insurgents.
“I am optimistic that with this visit, the UN must show concern and provide practical assistance on how to restore peace in Nigeria as a whole.”
“The UN has background of massive experience in working for the restoration of peace in conflict zones all over the globe.”
“I believe that the UN will solicit the cooperation and assistance of its member nations to make relevant contributions toward ending the insurgency in Nigeria,” Ajulo added.
Ban has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a meeting of world leaders in New York in September 28, to formulate fresh plan of action against extremism.