President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said Nigeria will continue to pursue peace and progress in Africa, and other parts of the world, by consistently pushing for justice, fairness, and inclusiveness in global affairs.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari in a sideline meeting with the Prime Minister of Palestine, Mohammad Shtayyeh, at the ongoing African Union meetings said the country remains unwavering in supporting democracy, development, and good governance, particularly in ensuring the rights of individuals and institutions.
“As a country, we are doing our best, and we will continue doing our best to ensure justice and fairness,” he said.
The President assured the Palestinian leader that Nigeria will be “consistent” in pushing for peace and progress, while upholding the tenets of justice.
In his remarks, the Palestinian leader noted that the situation in the Middle East, particularly relations with Israel, had deteriorated over the years, adding that the world needs to know the facts.
Shtayyeh thanked President Buhari for his leadership role in the continent.
“Your Excellency, we thank you for your wisdom. We need it more now. Please continue to stay well and healthy, because we need your wisdom,” he said.