Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
September 30, 2023
President Bola Tinubu returned to Abuja last night after 12 days out of the country, attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
The President , who landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was received by his Chief of Staff, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and other senior government officials.
While in New York, the President held a number of bilateral and economic meetings, all targeted at improving the nation’s economy and diplomatic image.
On Monday, September 18, he met with his South African counterpart, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa in bilateral discussions, as well as the President of the Union of Comoros, Azali Assoumani, who is also the Chairman of the African Union (AU), with whom he discussed the stability of the African continent.
He also met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC), Hissein Brahmin Taha on the sidelines of the UNGA, discussing the role that the Islamic world would need to play in Africa’s development and sustenance of peace.
President Tinubu also met with the global leadership of the ExxonMobil, led by its President of Global Upstream Operations, Liam Mallon, telling company that Nigeria is primed for the best business deals at the moment.
On Wednesday, September 20, he met with the Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, to ask for the global body’s support in the African continent’s struggle to preserve its natural resources for its own development, against pillaging by agents of the developed economies.
Also, on Wednesday, 20 September, Tinubu met with the Diaspora Nigerians in the United States, urging them to bring their investments home.