New York

26 September 2018

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Secretary-General met with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari. He commended Nigeria for its continued efforts in the fight against Boko Haram and against corruption. He congratulated President Buhari on his recent election as Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The Secretary-General encouraged Nigeria to continue its engagement and efforts to address peace, security and development challenges in West Africa, including the conflict between herders and farmers, and the crises in the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin.