President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the UN General Assembly Debate advocated for a safe and effective supply of Coronavirus vaccines to all parts of the world.
He also assured that Nigeria will continue to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and some countries to ensure accelerated development.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The Nigerian leader described the theme of the conference as most appropriate and timely, saying that it captured the common desire for a renewed and revitalised UN in need of multilateral approaches to the many challenges facing the world. ”As we reflect on the future we want and the United Nations we need, we must realise that the people of the world not only look up to us: they count on us.
”If the United Nations system cannot mobilise the world to marshal out a truly effective and inclusive response to the coronavirus pandemic, then the United Nations would have failed in the core mission of giving expression, direction, and solution to the yearnings of the international community. ”The future we want must guarantee human rights, human dignity, human prospects and prosperity. ”The principles of ‘Leaving No One Behind and Doing No Harm’ must be expressed through accountability, strategic growth initiatives, and elimination of threats of all kinds,” he said. He said that in order to give hope for a bright future and prosperity for all Nigerians, his administration had embarked on measures aimed at ensuring national resilience.
”We intend to achieve this through the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan and the Medium Term National Development for the periods 2020-2025, and 2026-2030.