Nigeria along with other countries including Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia have been elected to serve as a non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms, beginning on January 1, 2014.
The five countries obtained the required two-thirds majority of those member states present and voting in the 193-member Assembly.
Under the Un charter, the 15-member Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and all member states are obligated to comply with its decisions.
In addition, the council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls on the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement.
Zobo.ng reporters has learnt that whilst other countries such as Nigeria, chile were happy for the appointment, Saudi Arabia rejected the seat and accused the permanent members of the un which include ,France, Germany,UK,US,China and Russia of double standard in Syria crisis.
In a statement, carried on state news agency SPA, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said the Council had allowed President Bashar al Assad’s regime to continue killing Syrians, including with chemical weapons, without punishment.
“The Kingdom sees that the method and work mechanism and the double standards in the Security Council prevent it from properly shouldering its responsibilities towards world peace,” it said.
Nigeria to Serve as a Non-permanent Members on the Security Council