16 July 2015, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria under his leadership would continue to support the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and human development only.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted the President as speaking during a meeting with visiting Iranian Vice President for Executive Affairs, Mohammed Shariatmadari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President was said to have told his guest that Nigeria welcomes this week’s agreement between Iran and the six world powers on its nuclear programme.
Buhari described the agreement as a major step towards ensuring peace and stability in the Middle East.
The statement added, “The President said that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Nigeria looks forward to the faithful implementation of the terms of the agreement by all concerned parties.
“President Buhari, who received an invitation from the Iranian Vice President to attend an upcoming Summit of Gas Exporting Countries in Tehran, remarked that it was in the interest of developing countries to maximize the use of their natural resources for the improvement of the living conditions of their people.”
Shariatmadari congratulated Buhari on his election and assured him of Iran’s support in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
“The government of President Hassan Rouhani of Iran advocates moderation and departure from any form of extremism,” he said.