President Buhari expected in Washington for the nuclear security summit

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led a government delegation to the fourth Nuclear Security Summit which will open in Washington on Thursday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

A presidency statement said Buhari will 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 socioeconomic development.

wpid-President-Muhammadu-Buhari.jpg“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 statement said.

Early this month, the Nigerian government said it aspired to further generate electricity with nuclear energy.

The summit in Washington will be attended by U.S. President Barack Obama and about 60 other world leaders and heads of international organizations.

Source; Xinhua

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