The United Nations’ Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort in tackling Boko Haram insurgency since he assumed office in May 2015.
He gave this commendation at a meeting on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirate on Monday.
Ban Ki Moon said that he was impressed with Buhari for his courage in fighting terrorism and corruption.
The Secretary-General said that Nigeria has made amazing progress against terrorism since President Buhari assumed office, while the President's war against corruption has boosted global confidence in the Nigerian economy.
He urged President Buhari to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Nigeria's economic and environmental vision.
Speaking, President Buhari said that Nigeria has made very significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29 last year.
He said that in collaboration with the Multinational Joint Task Force, the Nigerian Armed Forces have driven the terrorist group from Nigerian territory into "fall-back positions".
"They are currently not holding any territory today as we speak, " the President told Mr. Ban Ki Moon.
President Buhari also told the United Nations Secretary-General that Nigeria will persistently pursue global action to reverse the drying up of Lake Chad and save the lives of those who depend on it for survival.
"With all due respect to our neighbours, Nigeria has been worst hit by the drying up of the Lake Chad and we are hoping that the global community will support the process of halting the drying up of the lake, " President Buhari said.