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Covid-19: Nigeria attends UN high-level event on development financing

President Muhammadu Buhari is presently participating in a virtual United Nations High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond.

The Nigerian leader is participating from the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He is participating at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.

Ministers of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and that of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama as well as the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari are also participating as part of Nigeria’s delegation.

The High-Level Event is jointly hosted by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and that of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.

Global Response

The event brings together world leaders and international organisations in a joint initiative to “sharpen and accelerate the global response to the economic and human impacts of Covid-19.”

It also seeks to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency.

The virtual meeting which has more than 50 World leaders, including the African Union Chairman and South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo among others.

The meeting started at 12:00 GMT and President Buhari is expected to address the summit at 14:00 GMT.

Source: Voice of Nigeria