President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday called for the collective support and assistance from all well-meaning countries, companies and organisations, in resolving the humanitarian crises caused by terrorism and civil strife in countries like Nigeria and Syria.
He pleaded with the global community to give greater support to countries whose populace running into millions are suffering humanitarian crises.
The President made this disclosure at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference held in London.
President Buhari said that without collective support and assistance from all well-meaning countries, companies and organisations, the humanitarian catastrophe affecting millions of people in countries like Nigeria and Syria cannot be successfully addressed
Buhari noted that the increasingly complex and inter-connected security challenges faced by the global community necessitated increased international cooperation in pursuit of effective solutions.
He condemned the continuing violence by terrorists against innocent civilians, abuse of human rights and destruction of public and private assets and cultural heritages in Nigeria, Syria and other countries of the world.
Buhari told the gathering that having experienced civil war and insurgency, Nigeria understood the pains inflicted on the people of Syria and the hardship that innocent civilians suffer in the hands of misguided elements.
He called on all parties involved in the Syrian conflict to seek a peaceful resolution, saying that only a political solution could bring the ongoing tragedy in the country to an end.
He expressed Nigeria’s sympathy for the people of Syria, saying, “We all stand in solidarity with them. Despite the magnitude of our own challenges and the increasing stress on our economy, I reaffirm our government’s commitment to support and assist the war-affected people of Syria.”