UNGA President Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, earlier today asked for support from the President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to address the issues of climate change and migration in Nigeria.
Onyeama, during the meeting with President of the UNGA, Maria Garces, at the nation’s capital in Abuja, also asked for the support of the UNGA in recharging the Lake Chad which according to him has shrinked by over 90%.
According to him, an estimate of forty to fifty billion dollars is required to recharge the lake.
Garces in response said the multilateral cooperation remains key to addressing challenges like climate change and migration.
She praised the role of the Nigerian government at the United Nations and added that the UN remains committed to helping Nigeria address issues of poverty and inequality.
Naija News recalls Garces and her delegation arrived in Nigeria on a working visit earlier on Monday.
They were received into the country by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations office in Abuja.
Naija News also understands that Garces today after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande may become the next President of the United Nations General Assembly.