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Nigeria unwavering in support for democracy, says Buhari at AU summit

Nigeria unwavering in support for democracy, says Buhari at AU summit
February 05
17:03 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will continue to pursue peace and progress in Africa and other parts of the world.

According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari spoke on Saturday during a meeting with Palestine Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, at the African Union meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The president was quoted as saying Nigeria remains unwavering in supporting democracy, development and good governance, particularly in ensuring the rights of individuals and institutions.

“As a country, we are doing our best, and we will continue doing our best to ensure justice and fairness,” Buhari said.

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The president assured the Palestinian leader that Nigeria would be “consistent” in pushing for peace and progress while upholding the tenets of justice, fairness and inclusiveness in global affairs.

In his remarks, Shtayyeh said the situation in the Middle East, particularly its relationship with Israel, had deteriorated over the years, adding that “people need to know the fact”.

Shtayyeh also thanked Buhari for his leadership role in the continent.

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“Your Excellency, we thank you for your wisdom. We need it more now,” Shtayyeh was quoted as saying.

“Please continue to stay well and healthy, because we need your wisdom.”

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