President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned western nations on the issuance of travel advisories on Nigeria.
This is as he urged the international media to be more objective in its reportage of the country.
The President disclosed this at an interactive session in Washington DC titled, “A conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria’’, co-hosted by the United State Institute of Peace (USIP), the International Republican Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.
He told the international community at the event on Saturday that in spite of the non-nonchalant actions and attitudes of some of its friends and allies, Nigeria is winning the war on terrorism, making significant progress in dealing with the threats to the country and the sub-region’s safety and survival.
Buhari also advised western nations not to be hasty to eliminate the usage of fossil fuels in a bid to ensure a healthy climate.
Buhari also called on the United States to do more to improve the quality of governance in the West African sub-region.
The Nigerian leader also warned that the survival of democracy is being challenged in the aftermath of the democratic setbacks in Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.
While responding to a question on the readiness of INEC to conduct the 2023 elections, he said INEC is ready “because I made sure they were given all the resources they asked because I don’t want any excuses that they were denied funds by the government”.