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Tinubu to depart Abuja for New York on Sunday

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Sunday, depart Abuja, the nation’s capital to attend the 2023 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The UNGA will hold in held in New York, United States of America and according to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu will be meeting with key economic stakeholders around the world asides from the main event.

In a statement on Friday by Ngelale, the President will be having meetings with major chief executives and leaders of multinational firms, including President of Microsoft Company Worldwide, Brad Smith, President of Global Affairs for Meta Technologies, Sir Nick Clegg, and the CEOs of General Electric and Exxon Mobil.

He said; “Aside from the engagements he’s going to be having at the General Assembly, aside from the act of participation that the Nigerian delegation will be engaging in at the Assembly, there are a series of very important side activities that will have wide-ranging ramifications on the Nigerian economy.

“Following Mr President’s successful trip to New Delhi for the G-20 Summit, and the staggering amount of investment he has been able to attract to Nigeria in a very short period of time, he is going to continue advancing very aggressively on his economic development and diplomatic drive to attract foreign direct investment into the country”.

According to the spokesman, Tinubu’s engagements will include bilateral meetings on the sidelines with the presidents of the United States, Comoros, South Africa, and the European Union Commission.

He will also be meeting with the prime ministers of Spain and the Netherlands, the King of Jordan, and the presidents of Algeria and Brazil.

“It’s still dynamic. There are some that will still be added, but it’s fair to say that within a very short few days in New York, His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will certainly be one of the most active and one of the most sought-after heads of state with respect to his engagement in both bilateral and multilateral platforms,” Ngelale added.