President Muhammadu Buhari has been honoured in New York, United States, for his fight against corruption.
This was disclosed on Friday, September 28, by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Apart from being honoured in New York, newsmen gathered that president also met with the United States secretary of states, Mike Pompeo, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly 73rd Session in New York.
Adesina said in a statement: “It was a day of glory for President Muhammadu Buhari as the State of New Jersey and City of Philadelphia gave him special citations in New York on Friday.
“The President had made a presentation at the High Level Roundtable on Corruption, Migration and Bridging Africa’s Infrastructure Gap, a programme on the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
“And then stepped forward, Diane Campbell, representing Senator Turner of New Jersey, who read a citation of the Nigerian leader, acknowledging his military, professional and political strides. President Buhari stood ramrod straight, as the hall erupted in rapturous applause.”
According to Adesina, the chairman, Nigerian Coalition for Business Development and Investment, Dr Jude Iheoma, also read a citation on behalf of the City of Philadelphia.
The statement added: “On hand to witness the honour were international investors and captains of industry. Also there were ministers; directors-general; Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO NEPAD International; Princess Gloria Akobundu, CEO NEPAD Nigeria; Prof Ibrahim Gambari, former minister of External Affairs; and top senior government officials from Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, news men previously reported that President Muhammad Buhari scored a total of 202,599 votes in the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential primary election conducted at 287 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state.
Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, who is also the chief returning officer for the election, stated this while announcing the result in Dutse on Friday, September 28.