THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL ARRIVES NIGERIA

The Secretary General is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari later today.078d2302df08283f1bce950c074340979da8ebca
He is also expected to meet with the Nigeria Governor and leaders of the business community during the visit
Talks during the meetings with the nations leaders would focus on Pathways to a new Nigeria-Role of Sub-National Governments
Mr Ki-Moon will also lay wreath to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of the attack on the United Nations House, in Abuja and embark on a field visit to Kuje Area Council.

During the two-day visit, he will also hold dialogue and lunch with Nigerian Business actors under the theme the role of Nigerian Business and Economy in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing Climate Change.
The UN Secretary-General will further hold talks aimed at deepening Nigerias democracy with government officials on the theme Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Countering Violent Extremism.

Mr Ki-moons visit is coming in the month that Nigeria is presiding over the UN Security Council and most African countries have said they would leverage on the opportunity to present security challenges facing some African countries. They expect to get the Councils support in addressing the challenges
On Wednesday, the UN called for support for nearly 1.5 Internally Displaced Persons in Nigerias northeast, as a result of terrorists’ activities.
The Kaduna State Ministry of Budget & Planning (KADMBP) has also announced a dinner event in Abuja in honor of Mr Ban Ki-Moon .
The dinner expected to take place after the meeting with the Nigeria Governors and will be hosted by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.download
Those expected to attend the event include Mr. Ki-Moon (as stated), Hajiya Amina J Mohammed, his Special Adviser on SDGs, as well as other members of his team. On the side of the Kaduna State Government, the Governor El-Rufai, Hadiza Bala Usman (Chief of Staff), Balarabe Abbas (SSG) Jimi Lawal (Special Adviser, Investment & Promotion), Muyiwa Adekeye (Special Adviser, Media & Communications) and the Honorable Commissioner of Budget & Planning, Mohammed Sani Abdullahi.
According to the Commissioner of Budget Planning of Kaduna State, Mohammed Sani Abdullahi, this meeting between the UN delegation and the El-Rufai-led administration further highlights the seriousness of the administration to partner with any stakeholder that can further the development of the state.

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