The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has said the country deserves a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council with Nigeria projected to be the third most populated nation in the world after India and China by 2050.
He said this at the weekend while addressing members of the Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI) on a learning visit to the State House, Abuja.
He said Nigeria could not be ignored in international affairs, considering its contributions to international peacekeeping and economic potential.
Gambari also said President Buhari would be remembered for leaving a legacy of free and fair elections as well as massive investments in infrastructure across the country, adding that the President has laid a solid foundation for youth empowerment.
On Nigeria’s quest for the expansion of the 15-member Security Council, Gambari, who has served as Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York and first Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General on Africa (1999-2005), told the young people on excursion to the State House:
On the legacies of President Buhari, particularly his respect for the constitutional term limit, Gambari said: The Chief of Staff, in a statement Sunday by Patience Tilley-Gyado, Assistant Director, Information, said Buhari had led by example on probity and accountability in governance, stressing that the nation will also remember him for that.