|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Secretary-General Closely Following Political Developments in Nigeria;
Encourages All Nigerians to Help Country Overcome Current Challenges
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General continues to follow political developments in Nigeria closely. He recognizes the challenges currently confronting the country as it continues to develop its democratic system and encourages Nigeria’s leadership and institutions to work together in the greater national interest, respecting the rule of law and ensuring adherence to the country’s Constitution.
The Secretary-General sends his best wishes to President [Umaru] Yar’Adua during his continuing convalescence. At the same time, the Secretary-General wishes to encourage all Nigerians, their leaders and institutions to continue to support the efforts of Acting President [Goodluck Ebele] Jonathan and the Government which he leads to help the country overcome its current challenges.
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