He is expected to join Pres Obama and about 60 other world leaders and heads of international organisations for the summit. A statement by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina stated that “At plenary sessions of the summit which is dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, Pres. Buhari will insist that while Nigeria will continue to sustain that commitment, world powers must respect the right of other countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy for development purposes.
He will also reaffirm Nigeria’s stance that international efforts to ensure greater security of nuclear materials should maintain a balance between nuclear non-proliferation obligations and the indisputable right of Nigeria and other countries to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development.
At a meeting with him in Abuja earlier this month, Pres Buhari told the DG of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, that the FG will welcome greater support from the agency for Nigeria’s aspiration to begin the generation of electricity with nuclear energy.
Pres. Buhari will also hold bilateral meetings with other participating Heads of Government and high-ranking US Government officials. He will return to Abuja on Sunday.”…. b4 COZA’s second service….