There’s heavy weight on you, Buhari tells Bande at UN

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President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York paid a courtesy call on President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, telling him that he bears a heavy weight on his shoulders, and that Nigeria was solidly behind him in the onerous task.

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Muhammad-Bande, a Nigerian diplomat, was earlier in the year unanimously elected President of the General Assembly for one year.

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“I sincerely congratulate you. Your election was well received by the whole world. It was a unanimous support, and the global community received you well. That support puts heavy weight on you, and I wish you well,” the President said.

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Responding, Prof. Muhammad-Bande said he was delighted to receive the Nigerian President, “along with your team of professionals and politicians.”

He added: “Your nominating me for this position is the greatest honour I can have. The support from Africa and the world has been outstanding so far.”

President Buhari was accompanied by governors, ministers, and senior government officials.

 

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