New York City – On the first day of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria actively engaged in significant activities in collaboration with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu. These activities highlighted Nigeria’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fostering partnerships to address humanitarian crises NEGROIDHAVEN can report.
1. President Tinubu’s Day One at UNGA: President Bola Ahmed Tinubu commenced his UNGA 2023 schedule by receiving an update from Dr. Betta Edu regarding the high-level meeting on the SDGs held at the United Nations General Assembly Main Hall. During the meeting, both leaders emphasized Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to achieving the SDGs by 2030. They discussed the Ministry’s comprehensive plans, presentations, and advocacy tools in preparation for President Tinubu’s upcoming speech on September 19, 2023.
2. Collaboration with UN on Humanitarian Crises: Dr. Betta Edu, in her capacity as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, held a significant meeting with the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, at the UN Headquarters. The focus of this meeting centered on the urgent need for collaboration between the United Nations and the Nigerian government to address humanitarian crises and emergencies. Dr. Edu successfully garnered the UN’s commitment to support the presidential Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation Trust Fund, with a particular emphasis on long-term solutions.
3. High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Dr. Betta Edu represented President Bola Tinubu at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, a vital component of the UN’s 2023 Summit on SDGs. In attendance were His Excellency, Governor Muhammad Inuwa of Gombe State, the Senior Special Assistant for the SDG office, HRM Sanusi, and other esteemed members of the Nigerian delegation. The delegation emphasized Nigeria’s dedication to the SDGs and its commitment to implementing the goals.
4. Diaspora Engagement for Economic Recovery: Dr. Edu, accompanied by Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, actively participated in an event organized by the Nigeria Governors’ Wife Forum. During this event, they highlighted the importance of diaspora Nigerians supporting the Renewed Hope Agenda. This engagement is seen as a crucial avenue for contributions to Nigeria’s economic recovery, poverty alleviation, and nation-building.
These activities underscored Nigeria’s proactive role at the UNGA 2023, demonstrating its commitment to international collaboration, humanitarian response, and sustainable development. The Nigerian delegation, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and represented by Dr. Betta Edu, is poised to play a significant role throughout the UNGA sessions.
The President and his delegation look forward to a productive and impactful UNGA 2023, focused on advancing the global agenda for sustainable development and addressing pressing humanitarian challenges.