Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Malta says violent extremism and terrorism can only thrive and endure if good people remain idle and complacent.
Speaking at the closure of Executive Session at the 2015 Commonwealth Summit, in Malta, Buhari said he was confident that terrorism will be ultimately defeated with greater international cooperation and collaboration.
Mr. Buhari who spoke on behalf of other participating African Heads of State and Government explained that they have had the opportunity to discuss, in a serene atmosphere, wide ranging issues that are of great significance, not only to the members of the Commonwealth, but to the entire global community.
He pointed out that Of particular note is the Action Statement on Climate Change, which is expected to herald the commitment to saving the planet for present and future generation
Buhari explained that the reign of terror will only succeed if peace-loving people choose to remain idle. Pointing out that he is confident that through collective efforts, the country will defeat this scourge and restore peace.
He also reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of Nigeria and other African member-countries to the promotion and protection of the core values of the Commonwealth.
Buhari said he came into power via democratic principles and values espoused by this same body. Nigeria as a country will continue to protect and promote these democratic ideals.
He thanked the outgoing Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma for his exemplary service to the Commonwealth.
He also congratulated the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General-elect, Rt. Hon. Patricia Janet Scotland, and assured her of the full support of Nigeria and other African members of the Commonwealth.