Nigeria is seeking admission into the G-20 nations of the world comprising 19 countries and the European Union which works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.
The Nigeria’s.Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the call in New Delhi, India while attending an international event on counter-terrorism.
The members of the G20 include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
Others are Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
Aregbesola the gathering that Nigeria was eminently qualified to be admitted due to its strategic position in global affairs maintaining that the position of the country as the biggest and largest black nation on earth makes it compelling that it be admitted into the global group.
“It is not in doubt that Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world and so must be part of any global initiative where a collective decision on global affairs is to be taken,” he said.
Aregbesola also listed the various contributions of Nigeria to global peace, security and development as other credentials that qualifies it to be admitted into the elite group.
He noted that Nigeria’s full membership of the G20 group will be beneficial to the global body because of the pool of human resources that the nation has in abundance.
He told the international gathering that President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts in curtailing terrorism in Nigeria and in Africa are yielding positive results.