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BREAKING: Buhari Seeks Help From US To Tackle Insecurity

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BREAKING: Buhari Seeks Help From US
BREAKING: Buhari Seeks Help From US To Tackle Insecurity


iexclusive News Nigeria reports that President Buhari has asked for help from the United States of America in tackling insecurity.

In Meeting With Blinken, Buhari Seeks US Help to Tackle Security ChallengesTHISDAYLIVE

President Muhammadu Buhari also asked that AFRICOM HQ be relocated from Germany to Africa.


President Buhari, in a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, said AFRICOM, which partners countries to counter transnational threats, should be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to check the security situation, with likely effect on other nations.



Buhari is also asking the international community to support Nigeria and the sub-region in tackling growing insecurity to avoid spillovers.



“The security challenges in Nigeria remain of great concern to us and impacted more negatively, by existing complex negative pressures in the Sahel, Central and West Africa, as well as the Lake Chad Region.


“Compounded as the situation remains, Nigeria and her security forces remain resolutely committed to containing them and addressing their root causes.


The support of important and strategic partners like the United States cannot be overstated as the consequences of insecurity will affect all nations


Hence the imperative for concerted cooperation and collaboration of all nations to overcome these challenges.


“In this connection, considering the growing security challenges in West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad region and the Sahel, weighing heavily on Africa.


It underscores the need for the United States to consider re-locating AFRICOM Headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation, he said.


The President said Nigeria will enhance collaborations in all forms, with friends and strategic partners,


To work together for greater security for all, which remain the most significant condition for overcoming the existential challenges.


President Buhari congratulated Blinken on his appointment by President Joe Biden.

In Meeting With Blinken, Buhari Seeks US Help to Tackle Security ChallengesTHISDAYLIVE

He commended the United States for the decision to repeal the immigration restriction known as the “Muslim ban’’.


Re-joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and Paris Agreement on Climate Change.


“This action is a demonstration of the United States commitment in championing and supporting international organizations to build a better world for all,’’ he said.


“Nigeria attaches great importance to its relations with the United States.


President Buhari noted that Nigeria remains resolute in her commitment to supporting global efforts as enshrined in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which seeks to limit global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


He said the convening of the Climate Change Summit last week by President Biden was a strong indication of the renewed interest of the United States to the Paris Agreement.


“I would like to extend our goodwill message to President Joe Biden and his Administration. May I also thank you for initiating this meeting, which I am confident, given your background and current position, you will use to promote the existing bilateral relations between our two countries,’’ the President said.


The Secretary of State said he was pleased to make Nigeria part of his “first virtual visit to Africa,” noting that Nigeria and the United States of America, share a lot in bilateral issues.


He added that areas of discussion with Nigeria would include “building the economies back after the COVID-19 pandemic, security for vulnerable communities, and climate issues.”