Fake Buhari UN speech in circulation – Presidency

The Presidency has raised the alarm, saying there is a fake text of speech in circulation, apparently designed to obfuscate it with the version delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari at the United Nations General Assembly.

The Presidency, however, did not give the details of the content of the ‘fake speech’.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in New York for the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, and he is scheduled to address the world body on Tuesday.

He is also expected to hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders, the Presidency said in a statement last weekend.

During the General Assembly, Nigeria will participate in high-level meetings on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, organised by the African Union (AU) under the theme “Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action,” among others.

At the events, President Buhari and members of his delegation would strive to project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the international community.

Nigeria’s commitment to global peace, security and development would also be reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international cooperation in the fight against corruption.

Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorism, the recent flooding and mitigating the effects of climate change.

“The Nigerian delegation will also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari administration’s efforts towards combating illicit financial flows to foster sustainable development‎,” the statement said.‎


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