The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday afternoon in Abuja, expressed Nigeria’s gratitude to a former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, for his commitment to the progress and socio-economic development of the country.
Buhari, in a phone conversation, reiterated his long-standing respect and admiration for the two-time UN scribe and thanked him for initiating the call.
According to a statement signed on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Ban Ki-Moon commended the President for his handling of security and related challenges facing the country.
The statement is titled ‘President Buhari thanks Ban Ki-Moon for support to Nigeria.’
He expressed appreciation for the support of two prominent citizens of Nigeria, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, President’s Chief of Staff and one-time UN Undersecretary-General, and Mrs Amina Mohammed, the current Deputy Secretary-General, saying that they are among the best he had ever worked with.