President muhammadu buhari has felicitated with the united nation secretary general, antónio guterres on his re-appointment for a second term in office.
Senior special assistant to president buhari on media and publicity, garba shehu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen.
In the statement, the president also congratulated nigeria-born deputy secretary-general, amina mohammed, who was a former minister of environment in nigeria, for the global recognition and opportunity to serve humanity with their experience on her reappointment.
He expressed confidence that mohammed’s extended stay in office would embolden more women and girls, especially in africa and nigeria, to aspire to new heights of leadership, dream beyond the borders of their country and learn from her dedication to seeing lives transformed for the better.
The president however charged the minister to continue using her office to promote peace, alleviate poverty, improve health and empower more people so as to gain more speed and results.
Britain’s airlines and holiday companies are planning a day of action to ramp up pressure on the government to ease travel restrictions, with just weeks to go before the start of the peak summer season.
The general secretary, british airline pilots’ association, brian strutton revealed this during an interview with newsmen, saying on june 23, 2021 pilots, cabin crew and travel agents would gather in westminster, central london, and at airports across britain to try to drum up support.
While lamenting that the aviation industry had been hit harder by the pandemic than its european peers, strutton stated that over 45,000 jobs have already been lost in the uk aviation, with estimates suggesting that 860,000 aviation, travel and tourism jobs are being sustained only by government furlough schemes.
The general secretary therefore demanded that the uk government gets its act together and opens the u.s. routes and european holiday travel destinations that it has blocked with no published evidence at all.
Taiwan has expressed gratitude to the united states for shipping 2.5 million covid-19 vaccine doses to the major semiconductor-producing island, more than doubling its arsenal as it deals with a rise in domestic infections.
Taiwan president tsai ing-wen, in a tweet applauded the u.s. move, saying the vaccines would go a long way toward keeping taiwan safe & healthy, adding that with the u.s move, both countries would work closely in combating the pandemic.
Meanwhile, washington, competing with beijing to deepen geopolitical clout through vaccine diplomacy, initially had promised to donate 750,000 doses but increased the number as president joe biden’s administration advances its pledge to send 80 million u.s.-made shots around the world.