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As part of their tour in the sub- region to visit countries affected by the Boko Haram insurgency such as Chad, Cameroon and Niger,  the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Central Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas and Abdoulaye Bathily, met on Thursday , 16 April with the President of Nigeria, Mr. Jonathan Goodluck.


The UN Representatives commended President Jonathan for his statesmanship following the outcome of the March 28 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Nigeria. They also conveyed the UN Secretary-General’s personal admiration for President Jonathan’s “exemplary leadership’’ with regard to the conduct of the general elections in Nigeria.


The UN Representatives expressed the hope that other African countries who are holding elections this year will learn from the good example of Nigeria, and reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to support the on-going effort by Nigeria and other countries in West and Central Africa to end terrorist attacks against their citizens.


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SRSG Djinnit encourages integrated regional initiatives for durable stability in West Africa

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Security Council Press Statement on United Nations Office for West Africa
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UN envoy warns of daunting challenges to West Africa, Boko Haram threat to Nigeria
8 July 2014 – While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today, while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria.
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