President Muhammadu Buhari says good governance helps eradicate the menace of terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has maintained that good governance, accountability, transparency and the rule of law remains the basis to kick-start the process of ridding the world of the menace of terrorism and violent extremism.

Speaking on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism chaired by United States’ President, Barrack Obama, at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, President Buhari noted that the international community will be required to disrupt illicit financial flows from nations with weak anti- theft structures to other parts of the world adding that where such funds are identified, the victim states should be helped to recover them expeditiously.

While reminding the UN member states that terrorists groups express their anger due to injustice and corruption in government, Buhari emphasized that there is an urgent need to address local social grievances by formulating policies that ensure growth-based transformation through job creation, equalisation of opportunities and expansive access to social services.

Nigeria’s president also insisted that all options must be explored and all hands must be on deck in the quest for a durable and a lasting panacea to the threat posed by ISIL, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups.

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