Onyeama told journalists at a briefing that the fight against terrorism, human rights protection, repatriating illicit financial assets to countries of origin, among other global issues would top Nigeria’s agenda at the UN.
He pointed out that the government was facing challenges of repatriating stolen funds stashed in foreign countries.
The minister added, “The country would push to actualise the UN resolution on ‘Promotion of International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows’ so that all the countries of the world would be fully engaged in repatriating stolen funds to countries of origin.
“For Nigeria, it is a developmental issue; it impacts directly on the developmental trajectory of Nigeria and other developing countries, that resources that we need to promote development in the country are being siphoned out of the system and this has negative impact on the developmental challenges that we face.”
He noted that Nigeria would renew calls for international support for the release of the remaining Chibok girls.
On human rights protection, the minister said Nigeria would share with the international community the challenges it faced in a number of conflict areas and the measures taken to enthrone the culture of respect and protection of human rights.
The minister also disclosed that the issue of human rights abuse by UN peacekeepers would be on the front burner.
“There are cases of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and one of the major issues that will be discussed will be questions of sexual abuse and exploitation and what needed to be done to address that and hold culprits and their countries to account,” the minister stated.
Nigeria, Onyeama said, would make all the necessary changes needed with regards to Nigerian contingents taking part in peacekeeping operations.
He added that the government would also call for the immediate reform of the UN Security Council to reflect equitable and fair representation. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>