Nigeria’s president Bola Tinubu has been holding what has been described as a cross-sectoral discussions with key international and regional stakeholders, in New York.
Tinubu, who arrived in the city of the UN headquarters Monday, joins other world leaders in the United States to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly.
Governors accompanying President Tinubu including Governors Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State; Uba Sani of Kaduna State; AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State amongst others have backed the international engagements that Tinubu has held so far.
They say that President Tinubu’s UNGA meeting will place Nigeria as the true giant of Africa on the global stage and Nigerians will begin to see the results of the fruitful investments within a year.
As Heads of States take turns to deliver their addresses during the general assembly, Tinubu is expected to highlight Nigeria’s efforts towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tackling climate change and ensuring international peace and security, among others.
Tinubu’s attendance at UNGA marks his first since assuming the presidency in May this year.
Addressing world leaders Tuesday evening, at about 6p.m. local time, the President will be the fifth African leader to speak on day one of the gathering and 14th speaker out of 20 leaders slated to speak today.
GOVERNOR OF KWARA STATE