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President Buhari to attend UN climate summit

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his delegation are expected in New York to participate in the Climate Action Summit with the theme “A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win” convened by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

They will also participate in the high-level meeting organised by the President of UNGA74 on Universal Health Coverage with the theme, “Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.

Similarly, they will participate in the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development; High-Level Dialogue on Financial Development as well as High-Level Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

A State House statement says in addition to the above high-level meetings, the Nigerian delegation is expected to participate at the Side-Events organised by the country’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

These include: SDGs Integration, Bridging the Policy Planning, Budget Gap for the Achievement of SDGs, organised by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals.

Others are Promotion of International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Assets Recovery and Return to Foster Sustainable Development, organised by the Office of the National Coordinator/CEO, African Union Development Agency, New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) in collaboration with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption bodies.

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources is also organising a side-event on Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign for a Clean Nigeria: Sharing Lessons and Key Insights.

This, according to the statement, it is crucial for Nigeria as donor nations and organisations are willing to support the country’s target to end open defecation by 2025.

Abdallah Bello

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