Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is set to depart for New York, United States, on Sunday to attend the Annual Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA78.
The theme for the 78th session, “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”, sets the tone for vital discussions on global development and collaboration.
Addressing State House Correspondents on the President’s schedule and priorities in New York, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said President Tinubu’s main focus at the General debates is to promote Nigeria’s economy.
The President will hold crucial bilateral meetings on the sidelines with various world leaders and heads of international organizations, including the President of the United States, the President of South Africa, the President of the European Union Commission, and more.
“President Tinubu will be having investment at the front and centre of his conversations with his counterparts around the world. And these engagements include bilateral meetings on the sidelines with the President of the United States, the president of Comoros, the President of South Africa the President of the European Union Commission, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the King of Jordan, with the Algerian president with the Brazilian president and with the Spanish Prime Minister,” Ngelale said.
He further said that “the Nigerian President will hold meetings with major Chief Executives and leaders of Multinational firms cutting across multiple sectors of the economy.” Discussions will revolve around leveraging technology for the benefit of Nigeria’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Additionally, President Tinubu will speak at the UN High-Level reform of the global financial architecture, advocating for a fairer international financial system that includes meaningful participation from developing countries.
He will also actively participate in the UN Secretary General’s Climate Ambition Summit, detailing his vision for Nigeria’s energy transition and how various stakeholders can contribute to achieving Nigeria’s ambition of net zero by 2060.