The Presidency on Wednesday asked media organisations in Nigeria to focus on issues to be discussed by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the United Nations Assembly in New York.
This was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity on Wednesday.
The statement is a reaction to an ongoing protest by Yoruba Nation, IPOB agitators, and others at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Nigerians agitating for Yoruba Nation and Indigenous People of Biafra among others had resumed their protest at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
They vowed to reconvene on Friday, September 24 when the president will be addressing the UN24 when the president will be addressing the UN Assembly.
The statement read in part, “Meanwhile, the Nigerian government will continue its work at the UN- to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows, and international cooperation.
“If we want to see stolen funds returned to their rightful home in Nigeria, the government must continue to campaign for and coordinate global action on asset recovery.
“The government will remain the leading regional actor in the fight against global terror – particularly against threats emanating from the Sahel. Through the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps programme, the country also shares technical expertise with countries from the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific.
“At the same time, the administration is implementing a programme of environmental sustainability to combat developments which destroys Nigerian communities in vulnerable regions.
“Only through the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development can we secure a prosperous future for Nigeria.
“As the largest country in Africa, the government takes seriously its leadership role and will continue to strive for continental unity, cooperation, and shared prosperity.
“Our expectation is therefore for the media to work with the government to focus attention on the core issues the President, the leader of the country has on his Programme.”