Early this morning President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Washington DC to participate at the 4th Nuclear Security Summit on 31st March 2016.
He was received by Minister of Defence, Monsur Dan Ali, Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, DG National Intelligence Agency Amb. Ayodele Oke, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Hon. Abike Dabiri and DG Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority Prof. L.A. Dim..
At plenary sessions of the summit which is dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, President Buhari has outlined that he will insist that while Nigeria will continue to sustain that commitment, world powers must respect the right of other countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy for development purposes.
The President plans to reaffirm Nigeria’s stance that international efforts to ensure greater security of nuclear materials should maintain a balance between nuclear non-proliferation obligations and the indisputable right of Nigeria and other countries to harness nuclear energy and technology for socio-economic development.
Nigeria’s aspiration to begin the generation of electricity with nuclear energy. While most have lauded the initiative, some feel it’s an overly ambitious and rather dangerous route to take due to the complexities and instability associated with Nuclear energy.
President Buhari is expected back in Abuja by Sunday.
More photos from the reception below.