Sunday, September 25, 2011

Abuja bombing: UN Sec-Gen. thanks Nigeria

The Nation
24 September 2011

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has expressed appreciation to President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria for the hospitality, political, material and security support provided to the UN staff in the aftermath of the bomb blast at the UN building in Abuja .

Mr. Ban Ki-moon spoke when he received President Jonathan at the UN Headquarters.

In a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, both men also discussed other issues, including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, for which Mr. Ki-moon pledged to send an assessment team to the region, the situation in Sudan and Nigeria ’s health bill.

Commending the role played by Nigeria in the aftermath of the bomb blast, he stated; "You provided full political, material and security support to our staff after the unfortunate incident, and this is very much appreciated by the whole UN family".

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