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Tinubu departs for UN General Assembly Sunday

The President will also participate in series of roundtable discussions in which African leaders will advertise their potential to various investors to try to woo in investment. Photo: Abdullah Bello/Radio Nigeria

President Bola Tinubu is to leave Abuja on Sunday for New York, USA, to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

On the side-lines of Assembly, the President will hold series of bilateral and high level engagements with multilateral firms and relevant counterparts on investment flow to boost the Nigerian economy.

Briefing State House correspondents on the trip, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said President Tinubu would also discuss all the other issues needing attention.

“Everything he’s focused on is economic development. It doesn’t mean that he’s not talking about security, it doesn’t mean he’s not talking about other relevant issues, those things are still there, but his main driving focus now is driving job creation in Nigeria, revenue generation, so it’s all about investment, money, capital”, he explained.

Prominent among the companies the President will be meeting their Chief Executive Officers are General Electric, Meta, Microsoft, and Exxon Mobil.

“We have roundtables where we are going to have multiple investors, too many to name on this platform, listening to not just our President, but about 5 or 6 other African Heads of State, strategic ones, but the point is that they listening to African Heads of State and they are trying to discern the place to do business, and so Mr President is to be making his case across sectors there”, he said.

The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly will hold between the 19th to the 29th of this month.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Daniel Adejo