Former President Bola Tinubu is set to address the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to take place from September 18 to 26, 2023. The UNGA is presided over by His Excellency Dennis Francis from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
During his address at the General Assembly, Tinubu is expected to focus on several key topics, including:
1. Nigeria’s Efforts Towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Tinubu will likely highlight Nigeria’s commitment and initiatives in working toward achieving the SDGs, which encompass various critical development objectives, such as poverty eradication, gender equality, and access to quality education and healthcare.
2. Tackling Climate Change: Given the growing global concern over climate change and environmental sustainability, Tinubu may discuss Nigeria’s efforts to address climate change, reduce carbon emissions, and promote renewable energy sources.
3. Ensuring International Peace and Security: Tinubu might emphasize Nigeria’s role in maintaining international peace and security, including its participation in peacekeeping missions and diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts in Africa and beyond.
Additionally, Tinubu may address other pertinent issues, such as economic development, healthcare, education, and good governance, depending on the current global context and Nigeria’s priorities.
His speech at the UNGA will provide a platform for Nigeria to showcase its stance on critical international matters and its commitment to addressing global challenges.