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Buhari receives ICC President, Osuji in state house

appealed to developed countries to take the ICC ‘more seriously in order to strengthen the rule of law and democracy.‘

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President Mohamadu Buhari was on Friday received the President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Eboe-Osuji at the state house, assured him of support from Nigeria government.

In a statement signed by president’s Special Adviser on Media 8. Publicity, Femi Adesina in Abuja contained that “Nigeria will continue to support the International Criminal Court (ICC) as much as possible to enable it fulfil its mandate.

The President further appealed to developed countries to take the ICC ‘more seriously in order to strengthen the rule of law and democracy’

In his words: ‘The ICC provides a moral strength for victims to receive justice against internal and external injustice.‘

President Buhari also commended Judge Eboe-Osuji for the achievements of the ICC under his presidency.

Osuji congratulated President Buhari on his re-election and successful inauguration for a second tenure.

He lauded the Nigerian leadei’s ‘strong and unambiguous statement in support of the rule of law’ and for the Court and its principIes during his visit to the headquarters of the ICC in The Hague last July.

Judge Ebonsuji appealed to President Buhari to continue to support the ICC, and to urge African leaders whose countries have not ratified the Rome Statute which established the Court to do the needful.

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