Nigeria has restated its calls for the total elimination of nuclear weapons to engender a peaceful and secured world.
Amb. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Other International Organisations stated this in Gemeva at the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed annually on Aug. 29.
Kadiri said on the issue of Disarmament and Security Assurances, Nigeria’s view remains unchanged as a non-nuclear weapon state, Nigeria has and will continue to take its obligations under the NPT seriously.
For Nigeria, the nuclear weapons option were never contemplated in the first place. Nigeria’s basic position has always been that as long as nuclear weapons exist, they constitute a threat to international security and indeed all of humanity.
According to him, the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of a nuclear weapons detonation in today’s world can best be imagined.
He expressed the hope that nuclear weapon States would take adequate note that the international community has achieved an agreement of the minds that in today’s world, nuclear weapons have no place.