President Muhmmadu Buhari has said Nigeria will continue to partner the World Health Organisation (WHO) and some countries in the efforts to develop a safe and effective vaccine to treat patients of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The President said this while delivering Nigeria’s National Statement, via video-message, on the first day of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Debate.
He pledged Nigeria’s commitment to working with member-states in the spirit of global cooperation and solidarity to promote human health and general well-being.
The theme of this year’s General Assembly is: The Future We Want, The United Nations We Need: Reaffirming Our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism – Confronting Coronavirus Through Effective Multilateral Action.
President Buhari described the theme of the General Assembly as most appropriate and timely, saying it captures the common desire for a renewed and revitalised organisation in need of multilateral approaches to several challenges facing the world.
In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said: “As we reflect on the future we want and the United Nations we need, we must realise that the people of the world not only look up to us: they count on us.
“If the United Nations system cannot mobilise the world to marshal out a truly effective and inclusive response to the Coronavirus pandemic, then the United Nations would have failed in the core mission of giving expression, direction and solution to the yearnings of the international community.