Ban Ki-moon Snubs #BringBackOurGirls Group, Prefers Dinner With Buhari

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The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has on Monday circumvented a meeting with members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group, in order to attend a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.

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According to Premium Times, members of the group who thronged to Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, in anticipation of a meeting with the UN scribe at 6:30pm, were left dejected as he failed to show up for the meeting.

It was learnt that 45 minutes after the group sent out e-mails inviting media houses to cover a proposed meeting with Mr. Ki-moon, they were told it will no longer hold.

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After a short while, the Special Advisor to Mr. Ki-moon on Post 2015 Development Planning, Amina Mohammed, and later the group’s convener, Obiageli Ezekwesili, told the campaigners and the media that the UN scribe was off to meet with Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, for a dinner.

“Unfortunately, he is attending a dinner with the president. Otherwise, he would have passed through to say hello to the rest of the group,” Ms. Ezekwesili said.



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