Nigerian leader addresses UN after health woes

President Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AFP)
President Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AFP)

New York - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the United Nations needs to keep providing sufficient funding for peacekeeping operations, which have been coming under scrutiny.

Buhari address to the General Assembly on Tuesday was his first trip outside Nigeria since he returned from August after three months away for medical treatment.

Twice this year, the 74-year-old president has spent several weeks in London for an undisclosed ailment. He stood steadily on the podium while delivering his roughly 12-minute speech.

Buhari says the international community needs to work together to stop Islamic State extremist fighters from infiltrating into areas of Africa's Sahel region where "response capacity is weak."

He says the UN must provide "adequate funding" and other support to regional initiatives and peacekeeping operations "in a predictable and sustainable manner.

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