Adesina lauds Buhari’s UN speech

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, believes that Nigerians are pleased with his principal’s address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

Speaking with Politics Today via Skype, Adesina said: “It has been very upbeat. Most Nigerians, almost all, that I have spoken to here are quite happy. They were very pleased with the speech the President gave and I think it is a good time to be a Nigerian.

“For the other part of your question; apart from the speech to the General Assembly, the President has also held a bilateral meeting with the King of Jordan. Jordan has assisted Nigeria in the fight against insurgency. I think they gave close to 200 armoured tanks to Nigeria at very liberal rates. So a bilateral meeting held to move that relationship forward.”

Adesina also confirmed that Buhari will meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

“It is a lunch meeting, actually, tomorrow (today). And there are going to be nine African countries. Nigeria is one of them. There are eight others. So, it is a lunch meeting.

“You can then imagine that there would be a lot of chit-chat over lunch on issues that pertain to Africa because all the presidents there with the American President are going to be African presidents,” he added.


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