Buhari at UNGA: Focus on issues not Yoruba Nation, IPOB – Presidency to media

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As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to attend the General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the presidency has appealed to the Nigerian media to focus on , not Yoruba Nation and revolutionaries.

In a statement on Wednesday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said it was shocking to see Yoruba Nation advocates throw their lot in with Indigenous People of Biafra () at the start of UNGA on Tuesday.

Shehu reminded the public that IPOB is a designated terrorist organisation which publicly revealed a 50,000 strong paramilitary organisation.

The aide said the group regularly murders security services and civilians, with a significant uptick of violent attacks in 2021.

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Shehu noted that IPOB is currently attempting to hold Nigerian hostage with orders to stay at home.

He said and the world will judge Yoruba Nation promoters by the they keep because no one will take them seriously with IPOB as associates.

Shehu questioned Yoruba Nation proponents’ claims to uphold the values of the UN, when they were mixing with their Biafra counterparts currently trampling rights.

“Actions and speak louder than . Yoruba Nation’s talk of human promotion must therefore be ignored.

“Our expectation is therefore for the media to work with the government to focus attention on the core issues the President, the of the country has on his programme”, he added.

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The presidency assured that the Nigerian government will its work at the UN, fight against corruption and illicit financial flows.

Shehu said as the largest country in Africa, the Buhari administration takes seriously its leadership role and will continue to strive for continental unity, cooperation, and shared prosperity.


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