- The reassurance of the Atlantic Council in galvanising global support to tackle the challenges of terrorism insurgency and related criminalities has been secured by the federal government
- The disclosure was made by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed
- Mohammed paid a working visit to the headquarters of the council in Washington
The federal government has secured the reassurance of the Atlantic Council in galvanising global support to tackle the challenges of terrorism, insurgency and related criminalities.
The council, a Washington-based global think-tank institution helping in promoting constructive leadership and meeting global challenges, gave the reassurance when the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed paid a working visit to its headquarters in Washington.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the minister is in Washington to engage international media and think tank, promote and reiterate the successes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Legit.ng gathers that after a closed-door meeting with the vice president of the think tank Atlantic Council, Peter Pham, the minister said they discussed issues ranging from security, economy and corruption.
He said: “We discussed several Issues ranging from how much Nigeria has been able to contain Boko Haram and we both agreed that in fighting terrorism, we need support of international organisations.
“We also discussed how much the President has succeeded in managing the economy recession to growth.
“We also talked on the government’s commitment to fighting corruption which is unwavering and not negotiable, as well as the correlation between corruption and under-development.
”Mr Pham agreed with us that the last election was a referendum on the integrity of President Buhari."
The minister, who reiterated the significance of the body as well as the other international stakeholders in shaping views and opinions about Africa, said the meeting was a success.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government called for the support of Brazilian government in the fight against Boko Haram terrorism and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
Minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, made the call in Rio de Janeiro, when he visited his Brazilian counterpart, Fernando Silva.
In a statement in Abuja on Friday, April 5, media assistant to the minister, Colonel Tukur Gusau, quoted him as saying that terrorism was a global phenomenon that needed to be addressed by all nations.
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