The details of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-Moon, have emerged
Naia News earlier reported that Buhari met with Ki-Moon in Seoul, the South Korean capital on the sidelines of the 2022 World Bio Summit on Tuesday.
The Summit, which has the theme: ‘The Future of Vaccine and Bio-Health’, is jointly been hosted by the South Korean Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
During the meeting with the Chairman of Ban Ki-Moon Foundation for Better Future, Buhari said Nigeria was already experiencing the negative fallout of climate change.
He stated the impact of climate change has led to the flooding in different parts of the country, including encroaching desertification and drought in the Northern part of the nation.
In a statement by its spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari expressed happiness with the cooperation existing between Nigeria and the Republic of Korea, especially in the area of energy supply, citing gas exports to the Asian country.
The Nigerian leader asserted that education is one of the key investments in addressing unemployment and underdevelopment, adding that health challenges must be equally addressed.
On his part, Ki-Moon sympathized with Buhari over the flooding while calling for more investment to improve education, avert environmental degradation and prevent diseases in a bid to meet the core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He also thanked Buhari for attending the World Bio Summit, adding that his presence would highlight the importance of global action and cooperation in the development of vaccines and technology to meet the huge threat and challenges of pandemics.