On Sunday, President Bola Tinubu will travel from Abuja to New York, United States of America, to attend the UNGA.
This information was provided to State House reporters on Friday at a briefing by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Advisor to the President on Media and Publicity.
The President will take advantage of the chance to meet privately with other heads of state and significant international business figures, according to the presidential spokesperson.
Ngelale stated, “In addition to his responsibilities at the General Assembly, he has a number of extremely significant side projects that will have a significant impact on the Nigerian economy.
“Mr. President is going to continue moving forward very aggressively on his economic development, diplomatic drive, to attract foreign direct investment into the country. This is in response to his successful trip to New Delhi for the G-20 and the staggering amount of investment he has been able to attract to Nigeria in a very short period of time.
So with that, I’d want to let you know that His Excellency Mr. President will be meeting with the following notable CEOs and leaders of international corporations that span several economic sectors.
“The President will meet with Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft’s global operations, to discuss how to further the nation’s digital transformation and how to increase its digital economic footprint so that our micro- and small-scale businesses have access to the internet and other cutting-edge technologies that will help them conduct business quickly and effectively.
Sir Nick Clegg, the president of global affairs for Meta Technologies, and Mr. President will also meet. It is anticipated that their meeting will cover a wide range of topics, including how we can use new innovations like artificial intelligence and certain other applications to change the way we do business in Nigeria.
He will also meet with General Electric’s worldwide CEO. Of course, General Electric is a very well-known multinational company that operates in a variety of industries. They are deeply involved in the energy industry, producing electric power for aircraft and producing engines for various forms of transportation, among many other things. Therefore, we anticipate that interaction to be quite significant.
Ngelale said that the president will meet with Exxon Mobil Oil and Gas Company’s worldwide CEO.
He said the federal government views this as a significant chance to once again outline in detail what Nigeria has to offer with regard to the execution of the Petroleum Industry Act and the fiscal and tax benefits that are being proposed by the present administration.
He said that the diplomatic gathering will help to boost investment in the oil and gas industry, particularly in the area of gas.
“It’s still dynamic. There are some that will still be added, but it’s fair to say that within a very short few days in New York, His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will certainly be one of the most active and one of the most sought-after heads of state with respect to his engagement in both bilateral and multilateral platforms,” he noted.
“All these engagements will include bilateral meetings on the sidelines, with the President of the United States, with the President of Comoros, with the President of South Africa, with the President of the European Union Commission, with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, with the King of Jordan, with the Algerian President, with the Brazilian President and with the Spanish Prime Minister. “It’s still dynamic. There are some that will still be added, but it’s fair to say that within a very short few days in New York, His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will certainly be one of the most active and one of the most sought-after heads of state with respect to his engagement in both bilateral and multilateral platforms,” he noted.