Nigeria has demanded two permanent seats for Africa in the United Nations Security Council.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Friday in New York.

Mr. Onyeama, who spoke on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th United Nations General Assembly, said such move would make the UN a fair and more equitable organisation.

The Minister said the call by the United States, President Joe Biden at the UN General Assembly Meeting for the reformation of the United Nations Security Council was in line with what African countries had been demanding over the years.

Onyeama commended the American president for speaking out on the issue and described it as one of the major highlights and takeaways of the 77th UNGA.

The minister said that it was sad that Africa was the only region in the world without a permanent seat in the council and a veto.

“President Biden’s call for the reformation of the UN Security Council is preaching to be converted.

“We have been calling for that as developing countries. Africa is the only region of the world that neither have a permanent seat in the security council nor a veto,” he said.

According to the minister, African leaders have been making such requests which he said would make the UN a fair and more equitable organisation in terms of representation.


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