While in New York, he held bilateral and economic meetings targeted at improving the nation’s economy and diplomatic image.
President Bola Tinubu has returned to Abuja on Friday evening after being outside the country for 12 days to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the United States and other outings.
The President, who landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was received by his Chief of Staff, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and other top government officials.
While in New York, President Tinubu held a number of bilateral and economic meetings, all targeted at improving the nation’s economy and diplomatic image.
On Monday, September 18, the President met with his South African counterpart, 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, same Monday, on the sidelines of 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, September 20, the President met with the Diaspora Nigerians in the United States, urging them to bring their investments home.