President Tinubu To Attend 78th UNGA In New York

He would also participate in the UN Secretary General’s Climate Ambition Summit; High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage; High-Level Panel on Reform of the Global Financial Architecture, among others.

01:51 PM WAT, Sat September 16, 2023

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said President Bola Tinubu would on Sunday leave Abuja for New York to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly, which would be held from September 19 to 23.

Ngelale on Saturday in Abuja, made this known, stressing that the trip would be Tinubu’s first UNGA outing, noting that the President would on the first day of the High-Level General Debate of the 78th UNGA Session, deliver his inaugural National Statement.

The Special Adviser added that before engaging in the General Debate, the President would also join other world leaders to participate in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Ngelale revealed that Tinubu was slated to participate in the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development; High-Level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response.

He stressed that in New York, Tinubu was also scheduled to hold several bilateral meetings with world leaders, including the Presidents of the European Union Commission, Brazil, and South Africa, among others.

The President is also expected to advance his economic development agenda for aggressive investment attraction in meetings with the global leadership of transnational firms, such as Microsoft, Meta Technologies, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, and others.

On the margins of the UNGA, the President would detail emerging cross-sectoral investment opportunities in Nigeria in his address to American business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Tinubu would also address the Nigerian SMEs Business Summit, where he will seek to highlight the increasingly important role of Nigerian enterprises in global trade.

President Tinubu would be accompanied by governors, ministers, and other top government functionaries connected with the various programmes of the UNGA agenda for the 78th Summit.