The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called on the United Nations (UN) to heal the world of terrorist attacks, climate change, discrimination, food security, and other challenges confronting the human race.
She stated this at the opening plenary session of the 5th Abuja International Model United Nations Conference, held in Abuja as part of activities to commemorate the UN @ 75 anniversary in Nigeria recently.
The Minister of State, who was represented by the Director, Gender, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Dr. Agnes Hart, stated that the UN anniversary should serve as a day of renewing hope for the future, stressing that the occasion should also renew in Nigerians, the hope that our past holds enough lessons to guide our collective and responsible actions, today.
She said that there was no better time to address these global challenges confronting the human race, especially terrorism and other vices associated with it. She added that, we are too interconnected and interdependent for the era of unilateralism of the past, a cause of needless conflicts and destructions, to remain attractive to anyone.
The Minister however, commended the United Nations for bringing different nations together to voice out their concerns, grievances and as well pull their ideas and resources together and to carry every nation along in the processes that lead to decision making on issues that concern their existence, adding that the world will remain stronger when unity is promoted.
She said, “It is a fact universally acknowledged that our problem lies neither in the differences of our nationalities and tongues nor in our forms of worship. We are stronger when we act to promote complementarities, when we join hands to cooperate with one another, when we stretch out hands of fellowship. This way, we are better off as a human race and are able to advance the frontiers of life in ways that are collectively beneficial,”
For: Head of Centre Abuja