By OUR REPORTER, Abuja
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, after having been away from the country for 12 days to attend the 78th Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York, the United States and other outings in France.
The President, whose Nigeria Air Force 01 jet landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja Friday evening, was received by his Chief of Staff, Mr. 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 President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, in bilateral discussions, as well as the President of the Union of Comoros, Mr. Azali Assoumani, who is also the Chairman of the African Union (AU), with whom he discussed the stability of the African continent.
Tinubu also met with Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC), Mr. Hissein Brahmin Taha, same Monday September 18, on the sidelines of UNGA78, 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 the company that Nigeria is primed for the best business deals at the moment.
On Wednesday September 20, Tinubu met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. 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.