Tinubu seeks UN support in fight against terrorism

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By Nsikak Nseyen

President Bola Tinubu has solicited the support of the United Nations in Nigeria’s fight against terrorism in light of its rippling effect on global peace, displacement of people and rising poverty.

He made the appeal at an audience with the Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Office on Counter-Terrorism, Mr Vladimir Voronkov, at the State House on Thursday.

The president noted that terrorism had consistently reversed the gains in development and increased instability in families and communities.

He said that the UN needs to be more consistent in dealing with it in the developing world context.

“We appreciate all that you have been doing. We know in the face of many demands and challenges, you can still do much better. We can score you ‘A’ in collaboration but ‘B’ in physical support.

‘’You have to do more because terrorism is an effective danger to democracy; terrorism is also an effective danger to development. Growth and prosperity cannot be achieved until we banish terrorism.

‘’We have to equally look at other sides of the issue and I have said, it is the where, how and when of terrorism,” NAN quoted him as saying

Tinubu said global peace and prosperity would demand the swift and comprehensive provision of the right answers to the challenge posed by insurgencies in parts of the world.

“We must take into account the basic needs of our people. If out of the meagre resources presently available, we have to dip our hands without the steady support from organisations like the UN, then we are in trouble,” the President said.

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