The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Tuesday in Abuja, said the country was making meaningful progress in taming insecurity through collaboration across borders.
He also said these successes could be consolidated when other states within and outside the Sahel region cooperated to frustrate the activities of terrorist.
The President lamented that Nigeria was battling its fair share of challenges arising from global insecurity, climate change, COVID-19 aftershocks and the ripple effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict which “has undermined the progress in tackling food security in the last decade.”
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said these when he received Letters of Credence of the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, James Chrisjtoff and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Juan Oritz, at Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The statement was titled ‘President Buhari calls for more international collaboration to tackle insecurity.’
Buhari said, “The devastating effect of global insecurity, climate change and the post COVID-19 era has devastated global economies. Nations continue to struggle to recover from these multiple global challenges.
“The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has undermined the progress countries have achieved in tackling food security in the last decade. While the political instability in Libya continues to fuel terrorism in the Sahel, as well as scuttle democratic sustenance in both West and Central African regions.