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Tinubu leaves today for 78th UN General Assembly in New York – The Sun Nigeria

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu, will today leave Abuja, to participate in the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), his first since he assumed office in May 2023.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, in statement said the governors of Akwa Ibom, Umo Eno; Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya; Imo, Hope Uzodinma; Kaduna State, Uba Sani; Kwara, AbdulRahman AbdulRazak and Oyo, Seyi Makinde, will accompany the president.

Also in the delegation are the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar; Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance, Wale Edun, Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Ali Pate, Defence, Abubakar Badaru, Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu; and Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other senior government officials will also be present.

The theme of the 78th UNGA is: “Rebuilding trust and Reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”

President Tinubu will deliver his inaugural national statement on September 19, the first day of the High-Level General Debate of the 78th UNGA Session,

Before engaging in the General Debate, the President will join other world leaders to participate in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (UN 2023 Summit on SDGs).

Tinubu’s address will cover sustainable development, climate change, global cooperation, and the imperative to address inequalities and global humanitarian crises.

Additionally, he is also slated to participate in the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development; High-Level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response; UN Secretary General’s Climate Ambition Summit; High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage; High-Level Panel on Reform of the Global Financial Architecture, amongst others.

In New York, President Tinubu is also scheduled to hold several bilateral meetings with world leaders, including the Presidents of the European Union Commission, Brazil, and South Africa, amongst others.

The President will also 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.

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

Tinubu, while engaging with officials at the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) Headquarters in New York City, will have the honour of conducting the NASDAQ closing ceremony during its trading session.

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

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