PHOTOS: Buhari Gets Briefing Ahead Of UNGA Debate
Nigerian government's officials in the United States for the 72nd Session of the United Nation General Assembly have briefed President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the General Debate that begin on Tuesday.
At the briefing were the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Executive Secretary for the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Yewande Sadiku and Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Anthony Orji.
President Buhari has been listed as the eighth speaker of the 193 Head of States expected to address the General Debate of the General Assembly.
The theme for this year’s debate is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
The president will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and hold a bilateral meeting with the UN chief.
Aside other high-level engagement, he will have a lunch meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, along with other world leaders.
Nigeria will also participate in high-level meetings on ‘Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change’, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a High Level Event organised by AU under its theme of the Year- 'Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend:From Commitment to Action'.
As expected, members of Buhari's delegation have started talks with investors and business communities in U.S.
At a Nigeria-U.S. Business and Investment Forum in New York, officials of the Nigerian government assured U.S. investors of the favourable investment climate in Nigeria, promising susbstantial returns.
Enelamah and Onyeama addressed the Forum.
Enelamah explained that the Federal Government is building a Nigeria where things would be done differently.
“Nigeria of the future will be dramatically different from the past and that is what this government is trying to build.
“We are building infrastructure; we are providing the enabling environment and we are improving on the ease of doing business.
“There is a sense of urgency for Nigeria’s industrialisation and we are providing the enabling business and investment environment for investors,” Enelamah said.