The presidency has claimed that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership role in Africa that have also helped in the stabilization of the West African sub-region.
Media aide to the president, Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the secretary-general gave the commendation when he spoke in a meeting with Buhari at the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.
According to Adesina, Guterres also told the president that he expects Nigeria to help stabilize democracy and good governance in the sub-region.
The UN scribe however, lamented the recent threat to democracy as a result of the coup that have been witnessed in Africa in the last few months.
President Buhari was therefore, assured of adequate support in Nigeria's fight against insurgency and banditry.
Meanwhile, there was a protest against Buhari while he addressed world leaders on Friday.
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