Nuclear Security Summit: President Buhari, Obama and other world leaders in group photo
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Nuclear Security Summit: President Buhari, Obama and other world leaders in group photo

Yemisi Oshodi

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America for the 4th Nuclear Security Summit.

The president joined President Barack Obama and about 60 other world leaders and heads of international organisations for the summit.

President Buhari was accompanied on the journey by the Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Director-General of Nigeria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Professor Lawrence Anikwe Dim.

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina stated that “At plenary sessions of the summit which is dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, President Buhari will insist that while Nigeria will 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 will 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.”

Check out President Buhari posing with world leaders at the summit.


He is expected to return to Abuja on Sunday upon the conclusion of his assignment.

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