Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at 72nd UN General Assembly include strengthening human rights institutions, the rule of law, support for internally displaced persons arising from Boko Haram activities and recent flooding and mitigating the effects of climate change.
President Buhari highlighted the efforts in providing relief humanitarian assistance to millions afflicted by terrorism, drought, floods.
He commended the United Nations for its role in delivering humanitarian assistance to civilians in the midst of violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Buhari says the global community needs to work together to stop Islamic State extremist fighters from infiltrating into areas of Africa's Sahel region where "response capacity is weak".
"The worldwide community can not remain silent and not condemn the horrendous suffering" of Rohingya Muslims, Buhari said of the "desperate human rights" situation. Buhari said the Government of Myanmar must be called to order, saying in a crisis such as this, the vulnerable, mainly women and children are affected.
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Speaking further on global threats, President Buhari warned that the most pressing threat to worldwide peace and security today is the accelerated nuclear weapons development by North Korea.
"Nigeria proposes a strong United Nations delegation to urgently engage the North Korean Leader".
The president concluded his statement by reaffirming Nigeria' commitment to the goals and principles of the United Nations in order to build a more peaceful and developed world.
For instance, Shettima, who is also the chairman of the Northern State governors' forum, had in a statement issued in Maiduguri, lauded the residents of the region for keeping the peace in the face of the recent clashes.