Buhari will be in Qatar for the UN summit on least developed nations.


According to the Presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Saturday to attend the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LCDs) in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, highlighted in a statement that the official trip was in response to an invitation from Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.

Shehu claims that the conference’s theme, “From Potential to Prosperity,” will run from March 5 to March 9.

The event, he continued, only occurs once every ten years and offers a chance to enlist the assistance of the global community in order to advance sustainable as well as help them move closer to achieving prosperity. development in LDCs.

The statement says that President Buhari will, among other things, “reiterate Nigeria’s commitment to support the most vulnerable countries in meeting their development challenges in Doha, highlighting areas through which the Nigerian government has provided them with various forms of assistance over time.

“The Nigerian leader will vehemently reiterate the need for sustainable solutions for countries facing these severe challenges,” reads a statement from the Nigerian government. “As most of these countries struggle to find sustainable solutions to challenges of poverty, adverse effects of climate change, food and energy crisis, as well as high-debt burden, among others.

According to reports, representatives from the commercial sector, civil society, and youth organizations will attend the summit.

The Presidency went on to say that

In order to transform LDCs and help them achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, this initiative intends to share developmental ideas and mobilize political will, solidarity, action, and solutions.

Shehu continued, listing the issues that must be resolved as food insecurity, hunger, poor or nonexistent infrastructure, subpar medical facilities, and climate change among others.

“Several Ministers and senior government officials are part of President Buhari’s group, and they want to take advantage of the trip to sign some agreements and Memorandums of Understanding with the Qatari government.

The president is anticipated to return to the nation on March 8th, according to the presidential spokesman.


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