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President Buhari Going to USA Tomorrow: Find Out His Stance on Nigeria & Nuclear Energy

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Buhari and ObamaAbuja, March 29, 2016 (NAN) – President Muhammadu Buhari is to leave Abuja on Wednesday for Washington to join President Barack Obama and other world leaders and heads of international organisations at the 4th Nuclear Security Summit.

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President.

According to the statement, the plenary sessions of the summit will be dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

It stated that President Buhari, at the sessions, would 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 President 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 socio-economic development.”

It would be recalled that Buhari had told the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano in Abuja earlier this month that the Federal Government would welcome greater support from the Agency for Nigeria’s aspiration to begin the generation of electricity with nuclear energy.

The statement maintained that while in Washington for the Nuclear Security Summit, the President and his delegation would also hold bilateral meetings with other participating Heads of Government and high-ranking U.S. Government officials.

Those in the President’s entourage, according to the statement, include Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno and the Director-General of Nigeria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Professor Lawrence Anikwe Dim.

The President will return to Abuja on Sunday. (NAN)

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10 Comments

  1. coded

    March 29, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Is that ‘nuclear’ something I just read? I laugh in Spanish!!! Joke! Call me naïve or whatever you wish but the only way for this man to steal money especially in dollars, is from inflated expenses associated with all these foreign trips!

  2. ELLE

    March 30, 2016 at 12:45 am

    This Man needs to stop! It’s extremely ridiculous

  3. Nne

    March 30, 2016 at 1:13 am

    PMB is president to check off travel bucket list. He has no plan to do anything other than make declarations and travel.

  4. nnenne

    March 30, 2016 at 1:16 am

    What else is new?.

    • nene+

      March 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha what can Buhari take out of a nuclear meeting?
      When your grandpa is dancing naked is the shame Buhari has given to his voters.
      Diaspora president will leave Nigeria after visiting for two weeks……..
      A president who travels to two to three countries monthly will exhaust the whole world in 2 years.

      They should create spaces in the mars and pluto for him mtcheeewww.

  5. Fabulicious

    March 30, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Johnny Walker…. IJEOMA ooóó

  6. pinkdavis

    March 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I will die of laughter today! All of this travel and yet no budget has been signed, fuel scarcity, the list goes on……. Mr President instead of travelling all over the place can you please travel within Nigeria and listen to the people? There is so much you can do, that is why people elected you. We wanted change. There is too much injustice, corruption ( which you said you will fight!) Still nothing…..

  7. Blessed Child

    March 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Don’t blame my grandpa. Please blame all the young people who voted for him to be president. He wants to keep his promises but old age is the obstacle. All we owe him is to continously pray for him and Nigeria. If it is well with him it will be well with the nation.

  8. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    March 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Another crazy, Crazy approach from the Federal Government of Nigeria. Nigeria government does not have the money, the discipline, and the maintenance culture needed to operate, store, protect and maintain a nuclear facility. above all, Nigerian government has the attention span of a Knat. Once the technology has been acquired, then the real problem begins. Monies allocated for the payment of workers salaries, train employees, buy materials neccesary to operate, maintain, store and protect a Nuclear facility will mistiriously grow legs, walk out of the bank premises. or it will develop a wing and fly out of the bank vault. Remember how money designated for the purchase of ammunitions and helicopters to fight Boko Haram suddenly disappeared?. I am urging all Countries of this world with the Nuclear technology know how, to please, deny Nigeria This opportunity. Boko Haram emergence in the Northern parts of Nigeria has made me to come to the conclusion that some day, some how, not too far in the future, another terrorist group could emerge from this same region, or other regions within the Country, get a hold of a Nuclear materials, use it to create a dirty bomb. General Muhammad Buhari is only going to rule Nigeria for eight years. After completing his eight years, then what? when it comes to Nuclear power generation, this is a different level which Nigeria is not ready for. Boko haram once sacked an entire Area equal to the size of Long Island, New York, If that can happen in Nigeria once, Believe me, this can happen again. Tell the Nigerian General to simply go back to ASO ROCK, think of an alternative ways to solving Nigeria epileptic power problem excluding Nuclear power generation period. Nigeria power problem can be solved without the use of Nuclear power (Technology). A word is enough for the wise, I’ m just saying.

  9. ZinnySuccess

    April 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    When on earth will this man’s numerous trips come to a halt?
    I don’t know if he thinks we elected him to tour round the world.
    Instead of him to seek ways of solving the myriad of problems encountered by his country at the moment, he’s busy visiting presidents that can never visit him.
    #God dey.

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