Atiku to Buhari: Treat minorities well


ABUJA-Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari's presentation at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly UNGA, particularly his advocacy for the rights of minorities in Myanmar.

The President also thanked Trump for approving the sale of arms to the Nigerian government.

Adesina added that Buhari reassured the Jordanian king of Nigeria's commitment towards the "proposed Aqaba Process with countries in the Gulf, as well as Nigeria's willingness to play a leading role in bringing together countries in the West African sub-region into this collective security arrangement".

Adesina said the President was delighted with the pledge by the Jordanian government to further supply helicopters to Nigeria.

The Jordanian King had earlier informed Buhari that his Government was in the process of opening an embassy in Abuja in the next few months.

The President was accompanied to the bilateral meeting, the third of its kind since he came into office, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); and Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Professor Tijjani Bande.

The Islamist group Boko Haram has waged an eight-year war from its base in northeastern Nigeria to impose its version of Islamic law in Africa's most populous country, leaving tens of thousands of people dead and forcing millions to flee.