Buhari to Push for Nigeria’s Right to Nuclear Energy at U.S Summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Washington DC today to join President Barack Obama and about 60 other world leaders and heads of international organisations at the fourth Nuclear Security Summit which will open tomorrow, ThisDay reports.

A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari would speak at plenary sessions of the summit which is dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Adesina said Buhari would tell the summit that  while Nigeria would continue to sustain that commitment,  world powers must respect the right of other countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy for development purposes.

The president would also reaffirm Nigeria’s stance that international efforts to ensure greater security of nuclear materials should maintain a balance between nuclear non-proliferation obligations and the indisputable right of Nigeria and other countries to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development.

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