What Ban Ki-Moon Plans To Discuss With Pres. Buhari, Nigerian Governors During Today’s Visit

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The Secretary General of United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon will be paying an official visit to Nigeria on the 23rd and 24th of August, 2015 to discuss pressing issues with President Muhammadu Buhari. eNCA report.

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states will also hold a meeting with him on Sunday in Abuja.

A statement by the Public Communications Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed that during the meetings, the Leaders would focus on “Pathways to a new Nigeria-Role of Sub-National Governments”.

The highlight of UN Secretary-General’s visit will be his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, which will be rounded off with a joint press conference.

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”.

Ban Ki-moon will further hold talks aimed at deepening Nigeria’s democracy with government officials on the theme “Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Countering Violent Extremism”.

Sunday’s trip is the second to Nigeria for the UN leader since his election in January 2007. Mr. Moon visited Nigeria in May 2011.



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