Nigeria Seeks US Support On G20 Membership, UNSC


Nigeria has called for the support of the United States on its membership in the G20 membership and a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu made the call on Tuesday during a bilateral talks with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Addressing a joint Press Briefing after the bilateral discussions between President Tinubu and Secretary Blinken, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar said fruitful deliberations were held on Agriculture, food security, pharmaceuticals, security and Artificial Intelligence.

“Today we’re happy and honored to receive the United States Secretary of State. Blinken here in Abuja, the presidential villa, where we met with His Excellency, President Tinubu along with myself and a number of my colleagues ministers and during the meeting several issues were discussed on the bilateral nature as well as multilateral issues.”

Tuggar emphasised that Nigeria being the largest economy in Africa deserves to represent the African Voice on the UN Security Council following the fact that 60 percent of resolutions passed by the UNSC are Africa-related.

“It is also important to note that President Tinubu brought up the issue of Nigeria’s membership and participation in the G20 as well as the United Nations Security Council. 

Tuggar also disclosed that at the bilateral talks, decisions were made on other issues including the upcoming Nigeria, US binational commission held between the 11th and 13th of March, 2024.

“We’re all aware Nigeria is the most populous nation on the African continent. It has the largest economy and therefore the President will use the 4D Nigeria’s foreign policy agenda of Democracy, Development, diaspora and demography.

 “We feel it necessary. deem it fit for Nigeria to be represented in these decision-making bodies as many as 60% of the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council, in one way or the other related to Africa, so Africa needs to be represented.” Tuggar added.